Originally Posted by Mattkelsey
I just bought a 33 gal tank i have filled it and set the tank all up i added the chems that came with the kit i gonna
buy tomorrow tetra safe start so i can add some zebra neon am i on the right track so far my tanks looks dirty probably cause i used sand then gravel
Well for one, welcome to the forum!
It is hard to know if you're on the right track with so little information so there are some questions I will ask and some you will need to think about
How long has the tank been setup/running? Is it cycled? Are you planning to cycle with or without fish? What are the chems you're referring to?
From my recent experience, I would wait until the water clears before adding any fish in there just to be sure that the cloudy/dirty water is just cloudiness from the sand and not some other more critical problem (i.e., algae bloom, bacteria bloom, etc.). Once the water clears, you'll need to decide if you're planning to cycle the tank by adding fish or by doing fishless cycling. There is something to be said about both ways although fishless cycling is less stressful on the fish. If you're like me and this is your first tank you may have a hard time with fishless cycling so be ready to change about 20-25% of the water in the tank every other day when the cycle does start until it ends so the fish don't start hating you
. If you do decide to cycle with fish, start small and be patient... don't add too many at once as it will be harder to control once the cycle is in full swing.
Some pictures would be nice