New aquarium, cloudy water

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sbgol80
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Is it normal for the water to get cloudy within a day of setting up a new aquarium? A 50 gal with a little over 2/3 full
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If you have a complete new setup it may take a few days for the water and bacteria to right themselves. This is normal. Hint:When you do a water change and a filter clean. Use the water from your tank to clean your filter. This will help keep your good bacteria in check.
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Whenever I fill up a new aquarium, I let the water run through the filter for a few days before putting the turtle in the set up, that way the water gets rid of clorine, the filter gets warmed up and the cloudy water subsides faster. Good luck,
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Chlorine water will kill of beneficial bacteria in the filter. Your established filter will break down ,and the process has to be started all iover again.
Its better to let the water sit for some time to dissipate chlorine.
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Also the beneficial bacteria everybody is talking about generally will be found on some substrate like gravel or better still the filter material more than it will be found in the water.

So you will need some substrate for these bacteria to \"hook onto\"...also you need to have light air(oxygen) movement over this substrate(the filter does that for you )...
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