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I have a relatively new tank that has been set up and I keep changing the water every 2/3 days because it gets cloudy and stinky. I have regular gravel ( nothing special for plants, yet) and a few pieces of java fern. Should I add more plants to help get the cycle going? Why does the water keep getting so cloudy so fast?
 

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I have a relatively new tank that has been set up and I keep changing the water every 2/3 days because it gets cloudy and stinky. I have regular gravel ( nothing special for plants, yet) and a few pieces of java fern. Should I add more plants to help get the cycle going? Why does the water keep getting so cloudy so fast?

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Im curious why your water is "stinky" with a new tank that would be low in organic compounds. This wouldn't be normal.


The cloudiness is just heterotrophic bacteria- normal to the process of cycling an aquarium.
 
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