Originally Posted by Christople
So I can just add fish from th get go... ADA is the soil and I don't think it is causing water cloudiness and I believe it is a bacteria bloom, BTW Byron it is the same ten gall for the rams.
Now that I know this info, I would guess the cloudiness is from the substrate. I have a slight cloudiness from Flourite, an enriched substrate similar to ADA. It won't hurt fish, so yes, add some fish if this is planted.
As to when the cloudiness may dissipate, I don't know. My tank with Flourite has been running 5-6 weeks now. It is not bad, it is just not "clear" by comparison to the other tanks in my fishroom.