Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Missouri united states
Cloudy looking water is pretty much the norm while tank is maturing and will usually go away with time.
Another source of cloudy condition's could be from the wood pieces as they leach tannin's into the water.
These tannin's do not harm fish, but some folk's just don't like the look of weak tea colored water in which case,boiling the wood or leaving it to set in tub a of water for a few week's will allow the tannin's to dissipate considerably.
course the more wood,or larger the pieces,,the longer they can leach said tannin's.