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92smokeaccord 06-14-2012 06:42 PM

sand substrate problem
 
ok had gravel in my fred tank. i changed it to sand.i took 4 and a half hours to clean the sand befor i put it in.so i put it in with a bowl slow like and all said and done tank is a huge cloud now and fred is not in it.i need to put him in will this settle soon or what. first time with sand so help appreciated.

Jayy 06-14-2012 06:45 PM

I wouldn't worry, it should clear in a matter of days. Also most fish are used to murky water(nature), soo a little cloudiness won't brother them.

92smokeaccord 06-14-2012 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Jayy (Post 1116720)
I wouldn't worry, it should clear in a matter of days. Also most fish are used to murky water(nature), soo a little cloudiness won't brother them.

not just a lil is pretty bad...lol i cant see anything in it and theres a 5 gallon pail in there as a tunnel...lol

Boredomb 06-14-2012 07:30 PM

If there isn't anything in it why not just do a couple huge water changes. That should help with the cloudiness some.

Jayy 06-14-2012 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by 92smokeaccord (Post 1116752)
not just a lil is pretty bad...lol i cant see anything in it and theres a 5 gallon pail in there as a tunnel...lol

My was the same, the only why I could see something is if it was pressed against the glass lol. Yes water changes would help a lot as well.

92smokeaccord 06-14-2012 08:01 PM

ok i just changed the water yesterday fred is now back in the tank..can i do another 30% water change again now?

jaysee 06-14-2012 10:22 PM

sure you can.

Varkolak 06-15-2012 12:51 AM

Next time use pool filter sand :3 but as is water changes stated above are your best bet


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