Cloudy water



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I know this has been asked a lot but anyway, I'm new here but not new to saltwater aquariums. I had a fish tank for about 11years then took down and now I am starting again. My tank (Waterbox 90.2) was set up on Aug 9 and the water cleared up but then started getting cloudy and I understand that is "new tank syndrome" aka bacteria bloom. Since this tank is right at 5 weeks old, how long this stage usually last ? I don't remember having anything like that on my previous tank.

Here are some of my water parameters:

Salinity 35ppt
ALK 9.5
CA 440
MG 1400
Ammonia 0
Nitrate 2.5
Phosphate 0.08
PH 7.99
Water temp 76.9-78.5

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