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Old 02-05-2013, 10:38 PM   #11
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A water change is unnecessary. Filter and let settle. A water change could even make it worse due to disturbing your substrate.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:44 PM   #12
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When i setted up my first soil tank i did the same thing had little water in the tank and just dumped the soil in and filled it up. Water was cloudy and looked like it was not going to go away soon. I drained it and filled it back up using a small plate and it was good to go
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:43 AM   #13
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I did the same thing. Drained completely then filled back up using python and large dinner plate to run the water over. This removes a lot of the smaller sand particles. Lot less to be stirred up later.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:00 AM   #14
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I added sand but did not take all of my water out ad now I can't get the sand to settle
Did you no to se the sand really well before putting it in the tank? I usually rinse sand in a tub with a hose until it runs clear.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:16 AM   #15
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+1 good advice. I guess some aquarium salt does the job to? My neighbor told me to awhile back and it cleared up, coulda been the filter.
Don't add Salt.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:28 AM   #16
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Make sure you put a sponge filter over your intake or that sand will wreck your filter. And leave it on. I learned the hard way
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