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southamericancichlidguy23 12-31-2009 12:07 PM

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

MoneyMitch 12-31-2009 12:33 PM

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~

southamericancichlidguy23 12-31-2009 12:52 PM

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

southamericancichlidguy23 12-31-2009 12:57 PM

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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

southamericancichlidguy23 12-31-2009 12:57 PM

the last one is last nite it was so clear now and now its just :( :(

southamericancichlidguy23 12-31-2009 12:59 PM

and how do clean sand u just vacuum it and sooner or later u have to buy more sand

molliefan09 12-31-2009 02:53 PM

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

jeaninel 12-31-2009 03:04 PM

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.

southamericancichlidguy23 12-31-2009 03:18 PM

but it will uncloud in week all yours guys clouded the first week

Angel079 01-01-2010 05:30 PM

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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