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Another newby question from me concerning water

I just added a few more plants to my tank and now my water is all cloudy. It's been this way for a day and a half now. Anyone have any suggestions on what to do or why my water did this
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It would be helpful to know how long the tank has been running, etc. But my first guess is that it's a newly set up tank and the plants had bacteria on them. So now the tank is having a bacterial bloom.

If you could provide more information about your tank, we can do a better job of suggesting possible reasons for the cloudy water.

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What type of substrate do you have and did you rinse it? I know if you put Flourite or something in without rinsing, every time you disturb it, even the slightest bit, you get big old clouds of dust.
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The tank is a 20 gallon high with 12 neon tetra 1 oto and one golden algea eater. I have a bio wheel 150 and a whisper 1030i for filters tank been going 2 and a half months plants been in about a week. And two new plants yesterday. All water pars are good as of now
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My substrate is plain natural gravel I had no idea about substrates that were made for plants until I joined this forum
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My substrate is plain natural gravel I had no idea about substrates that were made for plants until I joined this forum
Oh, well that throws my idea out the window lol.
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You tried and I thank you everyone on here has so much knowledge I'll get it fixed soon enough
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It may be nothing at all and just needs to settle from stirring up the substrate, or it could be a bacterial bloom getting ready to turn green, give it a couple days and you'll know for sure.


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If you dont have special gravel for planted tanks i would suggest just putting in some Seachem Flourish tablets in ur gravel and also make your own iron clay tablets. Buy some iron pebbles at home depot and sprinkle it on some flat clay, roll it up skinny, chop it into small tablet size chunks and put beneath the gravel.
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Ok will look into the tablet stuff for my substrate.
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