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Old 08-26-2019, 04:59 PM   #1
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I currently have a 10 gallon tank with a bio bag filter in it. The water has become cloudy and has been cloudy for about 2 days. Should I switch to a sponge filter or will the cloudiness clear up? It is a new tank.

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I take it your tank isn't cycled. That being said, I would change out 50% of the water every other day minimum. Also, buy an API Master Test Kit so you can test the water every day or two.
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I take it your tank isn't cycled. That being said, I would change out 50% of the water every other day minimum. Also, buy an API Master Test Kit so you can test the water every day or two.


Alright Iíll do that. And I do have a master test kit, so thatíll help
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I currently have a 10 gallon tank with a bio bag filter in it. The water has become cloudy and has been cloudy for about 2 days. Should I switch to a sponge filter or will the cloudiness clear up? It is a new tank.

Ammonia: 0.25 PPM
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 0

Stocked with 3 Mollies, 3 platys, and a Fire Dwarf Gourami
Hello Jared...

The haze may be from not rinsing the bottom material well enough. Just remove and replace half the tank water a couple of times weekly and things will clear up. A small tank should get a couple of large water change weekly anyway to keep the water clean for the fish.

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