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It could be a bacterial bloom (best guess not knowing anything else about the tank or water parameters).  You may have deduced that already if you've been doing your own research and reading Coop advice articles.  

You could try adding more stuff in there (substrate, decorations, woods, plants real or fake, rocks, intake filter sponge, etc) - the idea being to create more surface area for your beneficial bacteria to grow on.  From what I understand, bacterial blooms resulting in cloudy water happen when other bacteria (which aren't necessarily harmful) outcompete the beneficial bacteria in the water.  

If it's a quarantine tank and you don't want to fill it with substrate or plants, maybe just try some removable decorations or rocks.  

Also how long has it been like that? It can take weeks for a bacterial bloom to clear up.  

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5 minutes ago, SWilson said:

It could be a bacterial bloom (best guess not knowing anything else about the tank or water parameters).  You may have deduced that already if you've been doing your own research and reading Coop advice articles.  

You could try adding more stuff in there (substrate, decorations, woods, plants real or fake, rocks, intake filter sponge, etc) - the idea being to create more surface area for your beneficial bacteria to grow on.  From what I understand, bacterial blooms resulting in cloudy water happen when other bacteria (which aren't necessarily harmful) outcompete the beneficial bacteria in the water.  

If it's a quarantine tank and you don't want to fill it with substrate or plants, maybe just try some removable decorations or rocks.  

Also how long has it been like that? It can take weeks for a bacterial bloom to clear up.  

It bacterial bloom or free floating algae if algae it's usely caused when your tank is getting to much  light and to many nutrients from over feeding as you have no live plants to suck up these nutrients depending on how long you have your lights on each day if it's exposed to natural sun light 

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