Hey guys, I recently started up a 3 gallons eclipse tank that I "cycled" for about 3 days - though im not sure if I did it correctly since. On the 4th day I added my betta to the tank and a couple days later the water turned yellow? Im trying to figure out whats wrong, I read that the cause may be excess protein causing a bacterial bloom. I dont have a test kit but when I get the water tested at the LFS then maybe I'll pick one up. The way I "cycled" the tank was by setting it up with rocks, water, BettaSafe conditioner and Ammo-Carb wrapped into a coffee filter, then let it run for a few days. I'm not sure if that was correct, but thats what the girl at petco suggested I do before placing my betta into the tank.
Anyway, if you guys can help me out with this dilemma i'd be very grateful and I know a great deal of chemistry and biology so you can be technical if you like. haha. Thanks again
Btw, I removed the fish and she seems fine, seems like shes dying to get back into the tank since shes acting very lively in that small container. I also did a 75% water change and added some conditioner.