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Old 10-29-2014, 08:49 PM   #1
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Added Ada Aqua soil and this happened...

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Old 10-29-2014, 09:30 PM   #2
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Anyone? The water is still black


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Old 10-30-2014, 06:51 AM   #3
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Water changes I guess
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Old 10-30-2014, 06:54 AM   #4
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Did you cap it?

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Oh and it looks quite a bit better


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Cap it meaning put a slightly denser material on top as to prevent the clouding and disruption. Seems as though you've got it tamed.

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Old 11-10-2014, 04:33 PM   #7
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Cap it meaning put a slightly denser material on top as to prevent the clouding and disruption. Seems as though you've got it tamed.

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Does that m an I should put just a little gravel on top?


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Eco complete or floramax would suffice.

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Check ammonia levels before you add fish. ADA soil has a tendency to cause big ammonia spikes for the first few weeks.


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Yeah. It abrades into a very fine clay dust. Experiences vary, based a little upon how much it had gotten abraded.

I made the mistake once of mixing it with sand, which wore it down so badly the cloudiness didn't go away for days.

Capping helps a little but water changes are best IME.


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