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Old 02-22-2011, 11:21 PM   #1 
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Got my new 5 gallon set up with betta in it.

He's a happy boy now. =) I've had it set up for 2 days now. He's been in just 1 day. The temp is a constant 76 and I have a baffled filter(using filter foam, couldn't find a sponge) Just an hour ago I noticed the water was slightly cloudy. Wasn't like that last time I checked earlier today. Is this normal for new tanks?

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Old 02-22-2011, 11:41 PM   #2 
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Once in the saltwater tank when the tank got cloudy, everything died from a bacterial bloom. I would either get him out of there or perform a large water change, I don't know much about them except it's usually bad. But there is the possibility that the filter isn't keeping up with the tank because of the baffle. Did you test the ammonia?
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Just keep doing water changes often, it'll go away once your cycled (the cloudiness I mean) =D Also, it wouldnt hurt to move the temp up to 78 to 82 :) 76 isnt a great temp.
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