ok i added 60lbs ocean direct live sand (original grade) in my 46gallon bowfront yesterday afternoon/evening and did NOT pre-wash it. i was told not to, and figured alot of benefitial bacteria would be washed away.now my waters cloudy and it appears the "dust" of the sand particles is gently sitting on the sand surface of my sand, i know the slightest water movement will just stir it up again, any ideas on what to do? (theres a 10gallon light, lighting the aquarium from the tank next to it, its just a temp.)
you can see the "dust" sitting on the powerhead and some foam
and finally theres foam on the top of my waters surface, should it be left alone or skimmed off? i was thinking this was some bacteria reacting?