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subtrate causing black water
Old 10-08-2013, 07:40 PM   #1
 
subtrate causing black water

Just bought a 36 gallon bow front aquarium. I am using caribsea flora max substrate. After rinsing and putting in tank it has turned my water black even after rinsing. any suggestions as to what I can do to clear the water.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:58 PM   #2
 
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I would do a couple of water changes. If there is no fish in there I would do 100% water changes. If there is I would do 75%. You can also add carbon to your filter as it will take the color out for ya.

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Old 10-08-2013, 08:00 PM   #3
 
thanks, i will do that
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:51 AM   #4
 
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I agree, w/c s are the best method, especially before you add fish, but thereafter, "pruigen" works like magic in between w/c s. (500 times more effective than carbon) It is rechargeable too.
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