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Old 12-02-2005, 04:26 PM   #1
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flourite + filter

I added flourite to my 20gal. last night and I kept the filter running. Its still super murky today. My question is should I keep the filter going or will the "mud" settle faster with it off?
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what type of filter are you running? i was running an xp2 off of my 30 gal and it took about 2-3 days before it completely cleared up...I forgot to rinse the flourite before adding it in the tank
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same thing, xp2. You left it running? Was the media all muddy?
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when i cleaned it out it was kinda muddy, but it was bound for a change anyways cause it was about 2 months before i changed any media. I mainly had bits and pieces of flourite in there that i just cleaned out.
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Keep the filter going while the dust settles out and then clean your filter just to be safe. Flourite can take a while to completely settle but it is a great substrate for plants. I use it in three of my tanks.
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