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post #1 of 13 Old 12-31-2009, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
i did somethign wrong

hey wuts up everybody so it oook all the gravel out yesturday and put sand it went to bed with a clear tank woke up with and looks like there is cloud in my tank lol i cant see threw the side and the front is alittle hazy anybody got any idea how to correct this problem wut am i doing wrong

65 gallon tank
1 oscar 7inch
1 firemouth 4inch
1 common pleco 6inch
1 long finned tiger oscar 3inch

45 gallon tank
2 rainbow tetra 3inch
2 skirt tetra 2inch
1 blue ram 2 inch
1 clown pleco 2 inch

15 gallon tank
1 sailfin pleco 2 inch
1 electric blue jd 2 half inch
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post #2 of 13 Old 12-31-2009, 01:33 PM
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theres actually ALOT of BB that lives in the bed of your aquarium, your tank is prob going through a mini cycle to balance things out, give it a week or so and everything should be good dont worry man levels dont spike or anything crazy your oscars will be okay~
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post #3 of 13 Old 12-31-2009, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
oh so the tanks clouds up to balance everything out my firemouth turned beautiful after i put sand in never seen his colors so much i had to add sand for the sturgen and the pleco

65 gallon tank
1 oscar 7inch
1 firemouth 4inch
1 common pleco 6inch
1 long finned tiger oscar 3inch

45 gallon tank
2 rainbow tetra 3inch
2 skirt tetra 2inch
1 blue ram 2 inch
1 clown pleco 2 inch

15 gallon tank
1 sailfin pleco 2 inch
1 electric blue jd 2 half inch
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post #4 of 13 Old 12-31-2009, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
ok the dark one is last nite when it was the clear the other to are today and i couldnt help show off the firemouth colors
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65 gallon tank
1 oscar 7inch
1 firemouth 4inch
1 common pleco 6inch
1 long finned tiger oscar 3inch

45 gallon tank
2 rainbow tetra 3inch
2 skirt tetra 2inch
1 blue ram 2 inch
1 clown pleco 2 inch

15 gallon tank
1 sailfin pleco 2 inch
1 electric blue jd 2 half inch
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post #5 of 13 Old 12-31-2009, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
the last one is last nite it was so clear now and now its just :( :(

65 gallon tank
1 oscar 7inch
1 firemouth 4inch
1 common pleco 6inch
1 long finned tiger oscar 3inch

45 gallon tank
2 rainbow tetra 3inch
2 skirt tetra 2inch
1 blue ram 2 inch
1 clown pleco 2 inch

15 gallon tank
1 sailfin pleco 2 inch
1 electric blue jd 2 half inch
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post #6 of 13 Old 12-31-2009, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
and how do clean sand u just vacuum it and sooner or later u have to buy more sand

65 gallon tank
1 oscar 7inch
1 firemouth 4inch
1 common pleco 6inch
1 long finned tiger oscar 3inch

45 gallon tank
2 rainbow tetra 3inch
2 skirt tetra 2inch
1 blue ram 2 inch
1 clown pleco 2 inch

15 gallon tank
1 sailfin pleco 2 inch
1 electric blue jd 2 half inch
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post #7 of 13 Old 12-31-2009, 03:53 PM
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i dont vaccum my sand, when i do my water change i just stir it up and vaccum what comes up when i stir it. at most i may accidently suck up a teaspoon of the sand with every PWC

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post #8 of 13 Old 12-31-2009, 04:04 PM
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Just hover your syphon just above the sand and you will see the poo getting sucked up off the top of the sand. Sometimes a bit of sand will come up too but not enough to have to replace. After I've cleaned the sand I'll usually run a stick or my fingers through it to get rid of any air/gas bubbles.

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post #9 of 13 Old 12-31-2009, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
but it will uncloud in week all yours guys clouded the first week

65 gallon tank
1 oscar 7inch
1 firemouth 4inch
1 common pleco 6inch
1 long finned tiger oscar 3inch

45 gallon tank
2 rainbow tetra 3inch
2 skirt tetra 2inch
1 blue ram 2 inch
1 clown pleco 2 inch

15 gallon tank
1 sailfin pleco 2 inch
1 electric blue jd 2 half inch
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post #10 of 13 Old 01-01-2010, 06:30 PM
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If you just added unwashed sand to the tank, it'll depend on your filter system: Some will clear that up in 1 day, others in 1 week. So just give it lil time and all will be fine

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