01-04-2011, 04:58 PM
| || | Plant Substrate
I started a 40 gal planted tank three weeks ago. One week into things, I added a bag of substrate and positioned a number of plants. The water became immediately cloudy and while this soon cleared with continued filtration, I am left with a very amber colored tank. The plants seem fine and some are sending out roots, but what is the fix for the amber color which I suspect is iron? Any thoughts? Do I just wait for enough water changes to remove the color...?