08-09-2011, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Nubster
Got a little aquascaping done today...still pretty bare but hopefully I can get some more driftwood in there and some plants this week. Not sure why it look hazy...might be the lights needing replaced, might be the water needing polished, could be the inside of the glass needs scrubbed. I'd kinda like to build up the right side...make it kinda cliff like with some nooks and crannies. Leave the center open except for plants...maybe some smaller wood pieces, and the left is alright...might try to find a branchy piece of wood to stick in that area for plants to grow up through and around...the rocks form a cave area with a few entrances. I am open to suggestions too so don't be shy.
"Haze" or cloudiness is normal in new tanks. It has several causes, but the main thing is, do not try to fix it. Water clarifiers are toxic to fish, and even though no fish are present yet, you don't want toxins in the water. And if it is a bacterial bloom, which is likely, a water change will worsen it; you can read more on this in my article on bacteria in the Freshwater Article section of the forum.
Sometimes my new setups clear in a few days, sometimes it takes a few weeks.