Hi guys. Please to move this if it needs to be moved :D
So, Question: I've started up my new 10g tank and the water keeps on getting cloudy. I'm not quite sure what to use to get rid of this problem, so are there any suggestions?
Facts: First time I started it up, I let it run on filter for 1.5 weeks. No decor. The water became milky, and developed a white film on top, resembling a hardboiled eggshell when broken apart.
I took it down, scrubbed it up, started it again. No decor. After 3 days, it was the same.
I took it down, scrubbed it up, used cold water to fill it up in case it was the hot water bothering it, and added 2g of spring water. It's just starting to get cloudy again and I did this last night. I thought the problem would be fixed by now, so decor is in.
I used: Ph 7.0 powder stuff, water conditioner.
I bought today: cycle [i was told it would help clear it up], but should i take it back?
I'm thinking: It's calcium and lime in the water.
Water tested at pet store, everything came back perfect except Ph levels, which is why I added 7.0 Ph balance.
My bettas are in itty bitty glass bowls until I get this sorted out. They're stressed so I want to get them into their tank asap. Yes, it's divided.
Yes, there is a heater. Yes, the water is at a temp of 80 degrees f. Yes, they have betta pellets and freeze-dried blood worms. There is a filter that came with the tank. Tetra tank, I think. Yes, there is a hood with lights.
Please to suggest? :D??