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Old 06-14-2012, 07:42 PM   #1
 
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ok had gravel in my fred tank. i changed it to sand.i took 4 and a half hours to clean the sand befor i put it in.so i put it in with a bowl slow like and all said and done tank is a huge cloud now and fred is not in it.i need to put him in will this settle soon or what. first time with sand so help appreciated.
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:45 PM   #2
 
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I wouldn't worry, it should clear in a matter of days. Also most fish are used to murky water(nature), soo a little cloudiness won't brother them.
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:58 PM   #3
 
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I wouldn't worry, it should clear in a matter of days. Also most fish are used to murky water(nature), soo a little cloudiness won't brother them.
not just a lil is pretty bad...lol i cant see anything in it and theres a 5 gallon pail in there as a tunnel...lol
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:30 PM   #4
 
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If there isn't anything in it why not just do a couple huge water changes. That should help with the cloudiness some.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:39 PM   #5
 
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not just a lil is pretty bad...lol i cant see anything in it and theres a 5 gallon pail in there as a tunnel...lol
My was the same, the only why I could see something is if it was pressed against the glass lol. Yes water changes would help a lot as well.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:01 PM   #6
 
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ok i just changed the water yesterday fred is now back in the tank..can i do another 30% water change again now?
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:22 PM   #7
 
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sure you can.
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:51 AM   #8
 
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Next time use pool filter sand :3 but as is water changes stated above are your best bet
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