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Thread: Cloudy water

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    From a distance, my aquarium water looks fine, but up close it looks like millions of tiny micro bubbles. I thought maybe this was being caused by the aerator, but I turned it off for 24 hours and no change. Any ideas on why the water looks this way? I have another tank and it does not have the problem. Iím attaching pics from a distance and up close.

    I set up the tank (36 gal) in early February. I cycled the filter in my other tank for about 6 weeks before setting up this tank. I also added some of the aquarium gravel from my other tank. Iíve gradually been incorporating new fish over the past few weeks. The tank population is as follows:
    2 mollies, 3 angels, 3 cories, 1 clown pleco, 13 black neons, 1 mystery snail. Fish all seem to be healthy.

    I have an API master test kit and test water parameters every day. I consistently have 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, and nitrates around 20. Iíve been performing 30% water changes weekly. I use seachem prime to condition my water. 294342A9-0680-424D-9192-C72353CAF969.jpegCD709068-9A6D-40BD-AD42-8B049174E1FF.jpeg

    Also, the potted plants are a relatively new addition, less than a week ago. The water issue predated adding the plants.

    Any ideas or suggestions greatly appreciated.

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    What kind of filter is on the tank?

    You could try turning off the bubbler and see what happens, as long as you are getting good surface agitation, you don't really need it.

    Do those potted plants have the cottony-stuffing that some come with?

    If it is indeed just microbubbles, I wouldn't fret over it too much, tank looks good anyway
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    Try turning your filter off for 30 minutes and see if the bubbles stop.

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