When we first set up the tank, and put in the DSB
, it stayed cloudy for about a week (sorry for the discouraging news!). On the last day of the week, it turned instantly *crystal* clear. Strange.
Though some ppl will recommend filter floss, etc., the "silt" you are seeing in the water is an important part of the DSB
composition, and you want to try not to remove it. I dont think a water change would hurt, as long as you are not removing all of the fine particles.
If you can add any *live* sand (or rock), this will help a lot to 'settle' the cloudiness.