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Old 02-02-2012, 01:28 AM   #1 
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Cloudy water

So I did about a 50% water change earlier and rearranged some plants/decorations in my 5gal. I also rinsed the filter pad in some of the old tank water. When I put the new water in and turned the filter back on the water turned cloudy. Is this normal? Will my Arthur be okay?
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:46 AM   #2 
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It may be the debris kicked up from rearranging the decorations- it should settle down. If it doesn't settle in 24 hrs, then I would do a 10% water only change and that should work.

If you do not vacuum/siphon the substrate regularly (if there are no live plants) then you may need to start, as it builds up and becomes dangerous for the bettas.. a filter doesn't remove waste, but just hides it.

Good luck!
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Thanks for the reply.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:23 AM   #4 
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I had the same problem this week. I replaced my fake plants with live ones and my water became cloudy out of nowhere. Within 36 hours it had all settled and my water is clear as crystal
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:24 PM   #5 
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Yeah it seems that's what happened. At least now I know it's nothing major.
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