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Old 06-24-2021, 09:19 AM   #1
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just filled up tank- cloudy!

I accidently posted this to the saltwater forum and i dont know how to delete it from there.. but here's my question:

I just filled up my 90 gallon tank last night around 6PM. The water is VERY VERY cloudy and a little rusty looking from the driftwood. In the tank I have tons of sand, gravel, driftwood, and seiryu rocks. I washed everything before placing in the tank. Also the driftwood I did not boil and the piece I have is HUGE and would not fit on the stove. It looks like a tree trunk lol... anyways I did leave the driftwood in the tank full of water and did a 100% water change 3 times before I added everything else into the tank so that had time to soak and also fresh water.. In my filter I have carbon, sponge, filter floss, and also one packet of the purigen but it only fills up half the filter so its in the middle but I feel i should maybe have two packets one on the right and then on the left? Any other suggestions or do I need to do another 100% water change? Or maybe just give it more time to settle? There is no fish, I have not started the cycle yet. Thanks in advance

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Cloudy as milky coloured? Cloudy like a weak tea? Cloudy like green water? Cloudy like stuff floating in the water?

Picture if you can post one will be helpful.
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Agreed that a picture would help, could be sediment from the substrate, or water from the tap... how long did you soak the driftwood for? I want to start doing more stuff with driftwood myself.
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More than likely the driftwood if it is tea coloured... I think
I have 2x 30cm pieces in my Wife's tank, soaked them for a month, used 25kg of wood to keep a fire going to boil them for about 8 hours and soaked them for two weeks more...still gives off tanins

Could also be the substrate soaking out in the water if not washed thoroughly?
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