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My 5 gallon tank has been running for about 7 months now - it has live plants and one betta fish in it.

Whenever I change the water (50% once a week), all this really gross sediment and other unknown but yucky looking particles start floating around. After putting the filter back on, it'll clear within half an hour.

I do make sure I clean the gravel whenever I do a water change.

Is this normal?

It's really gross :sick:
 

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Is it in the gravel or always floating? If it's in the gravel, yes that's totally fine. All the waste falls down there and starts to get broken down. That's the point of gravel vacuuming :) Some of it will float around during a water change and will settle back down after a bit. That's fine too.
 

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Mathkid - glad I'm not the only one. It's super gross, isn't it? :sick:

SmokeNLark and Bombalurina - thank you! Yes, it's just stuff that lurks in the gravel. Never knew how much waste and whatnot gets in the tank just from palnts, it's amazingly yuck :sick:



:sick: <- I love this emoticon
 
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