Originally Posted by Jenny H.
still looking for some much needed help
Hiya! I'm new to this too but I thought I would pass on some of the knowledge I gained from the great members here at AA! The cloudiness is probably due to the food and/or a bacterial bloom. Now that you have fish in the tank you are going to have to do a fish in cycle, I do not have the link handy for ya but if mummaoftwo sees this she can provide that for ya
or I can dig it up later
you are in for a lot of daily water changes till your tank is fully cycled which may take weeks, the use of active media can boost the cycle. AngelsPlus.com sells them and they aren't horribly expensive and ship fast. You are going to need an API test kit to monitor your ph, nitrite, nitrate and ammonia. Ammonia and nitrite ( also nitrates at a high level) are toxic to your fish. I am currently fish in cycling a 55 gallon. I hope I answered some of your questions! Oh and welcome to AA!