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post #1 of 2 Old 01-01-2014, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Clearing up cloudy water

I recently set up a tank w/ Bamaplants MTS substrate with a quartz sand cap. When I filled it up initially (via drip method) there was a layer of dirt particles on the bottom about 2 inches thick. I turned my filter on, hoping that would clear it up, and came to a cloudy mess the next day. I drained the tank and refilled it the same way, this time vacuuming all the particles before turning on the filter. Yet again I ended up with a cloudy tank a day later. Both times the tank ends up as a yellow-brown cloudy mess.

I'm at a loss for ideas at this point. What can I do to clear up my tank? Can I use a product like Seachem Clarity or API Accu-Clear? Are these safe for invertebrates?

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post #2 of 2 Old 01-02-2014, 03:19 PM
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I recently set up a tank w/ Bamaplants MTS substrate with a quartz sand cap. When I filled it up initially (via drip method) there was a layer of dirt particles on the bottom about 2 inches thick. I turned my filter on, hoping that would clear it up, and came to a cloudy mess the next day. I drained the tank and refilled it the same way, this time vacuuming all the particles before turning on the filter. Yet again I ended up with a cloudy tank a day later. Both times the tank ends up as a yellow-brown cloudy mess.

I'm at a loss for ideas at this point. What can I do to clear up my tank? Can I use a product like Seachem Clarity or API Accu-Clear? Are these safe for invertebrates?

kill the lights and turn off the filters. Should clear up and a couple of days.

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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