So I set up my first two betta tanks yesterday and I'm supper excited!! Theirs both ten gallons with sling filters and lots of hideaways c: I do have a question though, one of them has super fine sand (the other one also has sand but the grans are larger) and the tank looks very hazy. The other tank is all clear but for some reason the other one isn't. I washed the sand very well when I put it in and I was wondering if its ok like that. Thank you!!!!
Hey, there. :)
Very nice! The bettas will be sure to love that!
Yeah, the haziness is not uncommon for new setups. When using sand or gravel, it may take a few days for the dust to settle. Even after thorough washing, it still happens. There are products out there to help remove fine debris from the water, such as Seachem Purigen. The Caribsea sand I use comes with a packet of its own clearing agent that works amazingly!
Hazy water can also be caused by a bacteria bloom if you’ve started cycling the tank using fish food or pure ammonia.
I hope this helps!