Aqua-Noob and his cloudy water
Firstly, let me apologize for the noobishness of my post. I do plan to use the search function and do some wider research, but I thought I would make a post as well. Feel free to re-direct me with a link if there is something I should read that I haven't found yet.
I haven't kept an aquarium for a long time now, and I want to make sure this first in a long time tank is on the right track. Here is a brief history:
1/13/2020 - water clear, pH neutral. Added a startup solution as directed, introduced 2 dwarf gourami, 3 mollies.
1/15/2020 - water slightly cloudy, pH neutral, no ammonia, nitrite, or nitrate detected
1/16/2020 - Had to move tank to a different location. Removed 10-15% water so I could slide it onto a rolling cabinet and move it across the room. de-chlorinated and treated replacement water with start-up solution as directed when changing water. (this is where I wonder if I over did it on the bacteria).
1/18/2020 - added some 5 or so plants and a piece of drift wood. (just gravel substrate, I plan to use a solution to feed the plants for now in this particular tank). Water slightly cloudy
1/19/20 - water cloudier still, pH 7.2. ammonia 2ppm, nitrite present but very low, no nitrate.
1/20/2020 (current) - water is cloudier still. I cannot read a thermometer on the back of the tank, for example. I am thinking of doing a another water change, but I want to know first that this is not just part of the cycle to be expected.
The fish seem healthy.. they're super active, excited to be fed. nobody looks sick. I have an LED light that is on 10-12hrs per day. water is ~78-80F. The filter I am using came the the 10gal kit I started with. Everything is brand new and I assume working properly. There isn't much physical waste in the tank yet.
I appreciate any thoughts. Is the cloudy water normal at this stage? I know it is to be expected for a little while, but it seems to be getting worse, not better. Should I be doing a water change stat, or wait a few more days?