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post #1 of 8 Old 06-14-2012, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
sand substrate problem

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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post #2 of 8 Old 06-14-2012, 07:45 PM
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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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post #3 of 8 Old 06-14-2012, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #4 of 8 Old 06-14-2012, 08:30 PM
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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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post #5 of 8 Old 06-14-2012, 08:39 PM
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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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post #6 of 8 Old 06-14-2012, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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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post #7 of 8 Old 06-14-2012, 11:22 PM
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sure you can.

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post #8 of 8 Old 06-15-2012, 01:51 AM
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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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