02-04-2008, 03:58 PM
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I agree, at this point it sounds like there's not much you can do but wait for it to settle by itself. Within a few days it should have cleared up nicely.
I think normally, unless you buy a substrate that explicitly says otherwise, you should "rinse" the sand/crushed coral/gravel before adding it to the tank. When I put my most recent tank together, I put my substrate in a bucket, about 10lbs at a time, and sat the bucket in my bath tub under the faucet. I ran the water pretty fast (quickly filling up the bucket and continuously overflowing), and continuously stirred up the substrate in the bucket until the water was crystal clear.
It can be a bit tedious/monotonous, but its worth it in the end, so you can avoid the initial cloudy water when putting the tank together :)