I have a tank that's been cloudy from day 1.
I know, everyone says "give it time". It's been over a YEAR.
It's obvious I didn't wash the sand enough. I've removed the fish/filter and washed the sand in-tank, but the clear water eventually clouded up.
The only decor is play sand, wood from an established (clear) tank, play sand, and plants.
I just made a tank background for a 'volcanic' biotope, and I think I'm going to make the cories and livebearers a new tank after I rehome most of the livebearers.
My question- If I build in 'terraces' to divide the substrate, will the cories have the common sense to stay on the sand portion? (The rest will be a mixture of black gravel and river stones.)
Also, what should the background look like, shape-wise? I was considering a 'slate' wall, but I feel it's overdone. Maybe a soil bank with roots, and crevices to stick plants in?