Hi guys, set up my tank less than a week ago and have had cloudy water since filling it up. I'm assuming it's from the sand - the woman who sold me it told me it had been washed so I neglected to do this myself, but after reading a bit more found I probably should have given it a wash myself.
What I'd like to know is what I should do to reduce this. Everything I've come across says its a waiting game, is that the best way to go?
Over the 5 days it's been running, it has cleared significantly. However there's a fine white powdery substance that appears to be settling over my tank - i've noticed it over my filter and possibly on the walls of my tank. Should i give this a wipe over? And will a large PWC
be needed or will the water clear up naturally?
Another semi-related question: i was given filter carbon with the set up (its secondhand). From what I can gather, the filter I have is just a sponge filter. Should I be using this filter carbon?
Thanks in advance