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Old 07-19-2019, 05:36 PM   #1
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10 gallon filter, cloudy water

I recently set up a 10 gallon tank. I've got 7 male guppies and 2 tiny bumblebee platys, and a mystery snail. I'm using a sponge-only filter with a spray bar. No real plants.

It's a new tank, but I think it was cycled before I added the fish. I moved over all the gravel and the filter media from my 5 gallon tank and used Seachem Stability for a week. Then, I started adding fish.

I've been gone for a few days and my husband has been handling the tank. I've noticed that my water looks cloudy. It's only been 4 days since I did a 20% water change. I just tested my water, and everything (Ph, Nitrate, Nitrite, ammonia were tested) looks normal. Is it possible that my issue is merely that I need a better filter? I'd so, are there any specific things that I should look for in a filter for this type of tank? These guys don't seem to like a heavy filter water flow.

Also, I'm assuming that I should do a 10 percent water change just to clear the water?
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Old 07-21-2019, 02:06 AM   #2
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50% daily water changes for a week and see what the water does. You may need some polishing media to clean up the water if it isn't a bacterial bloom.
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Something like a Tetra Whisper 10 filter or similar HOB should help clear up the water.
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