i tried to wash my sand as best i could, but i never really got the water to clear up while rinsing... so, after i put the sand in the tank, put down the base rock, and started filling the tank w/ ro
i got a lot of fine particles in the water (i was expecting that)
once they all settled out (about 2 days of still water) i have a thin layer (about 1/16") of "dust" covering my rock and sand. personally i think it looks terrible. can i use a cheap filter, like a penguin or an aquaclear, to pull all the fine particles out of the water? i really want to see the sand and not the dust layer.