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Old 04-23-2011, 11:05 AM   #1
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Brownish Water?

Hi, I have just brought a 65L tank with Inter Pet internal power filter and am using a sand substrate. i cleaned the sand before I put it in the tank but upon filling the tank with water, its gone all cloudy . I understand this may be dirt from the sand. My question is, will this coudyness settle/be sorted by the filter, or will i have to do a full water change untill the water runs clear?

(there are no fish in my tank as of yet)

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Old 04-23-2011, 11:44 AM   #2
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Probably just debris from your substrate. Give a day or two to settle. If it doesn't you may want to explore your options from there.
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Hi, I have just brought a 65L tank with Inter Pet internal power filter and am using a sand substrate. i cleaned the sand before I put it in the tank but upon filling the tank with water, its gone all cloudy . I understand this may be dirt from the sand. My question is, will this coudyness settle/be sorted by the filter, or will i have to do a full water change untill the water runs clear?

(there are no fish in my tank as of yet)

Thanks in advance
Welcome to AA! I agree it is just particulate from the substrate. If it is a milky color it may be some of the beneficial bacteria entering your tank. Are you familiar with cycling your tank? Please check out the link in my signature and feel free to ask any questions. Cycling is the single most important thing you'll ever do to your aquarium .
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Probably just debris from your substrate. Give a day or two to settle. If it doesn't you may want to explore your options from there.
would you advise turning my pump off to let the debris settle of leave it on?

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Go head let it run. The filters just gonna churn it back up anyway when you turn it on.
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