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Old 05-22-2003, 12:18 AM   #1
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Murky water

Ok. Last friday I added some Flourite to my tank. I rinsed that stuff 'till I was blue in the face and it still looked like i was adding pure mud to the water. So after putting it in I couldn't even see two inches into the tank. Now Wednesday the water still has a murkiness to it. Its not quite as clear as before I added the fluorite. Will this go away on its own or should I add a polisher to my filter or should i just live with it?

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My guess is that it will eventually settle out like the sand in a reef tank does. Corvuscorax has a tank with flourite in it I believe and I'm sure he will have a better answer.
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Old 05-22-2003, 08:23 AM   #3
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Will this go away on its own or should I add a polisher to my filter or should i just live with it?
If you have a polisher, use it. Otherwise, wait it out, it'll settle. Don't go out and buy a polishing filter just for this, not worth the investment.
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I have a question and I am not sure where to submit it -
I have a ten gallon tank and it has been a little foggy lately -
and smelly how do I get those to go away? 8)
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NYC,have you tried adding fresh carbon to your filter?
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Also, if your tank has not finnished it's initial cycle yet, you'll get a "whiteish cloud" of bacteria right before everything settles out. Giving the color of the water, what size tank, it's occupants, the kind of filter you use, and how long it has been set up will be a great help in giving better info. on the "cloudy tank" issue
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