12-27-2010, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by spike0544
Same here, I thought I rinsed it enough, but it is crazy cloudy. Won't water changes just disturb it more?
Siphon the water from the upper half of the tank so as not to disturb the substrate. And siphon the fresh water in with a small hose and aim it against the glass in the corner, for the same reason.
The sediment will settle. Some may get into the filter which won't hurt except that it will clog up the filter media (pads especially) faster so make sure the filter is kept clean (rinsed). If the filter creates a stronger current, this may keep the water cloudy longer and the particles don't have the opportunity to settle out.
If there are fish, this will not hurt them; it is just unsightly to look at.