Originally Posted by Brettyd
Have just started my first aquarium which is 3ft 207 lts. So I have filled it up today after washing my gravel and ornaments and the water is still cloudy after 5 hours of filtration. I'm running an aqua 1200 external canister with fine, medium and coarse layers plus 2 trays of media noodles and bio balls. I have added water conditioner and bateria starter to the water as well.
I'm just wondering how long it should take to filter a tank of this size to clear ?
Or am I missing something here.
Some gravel and sand take a lot to "rinse". Once put pea gravel on the bottom of my pond after rinsing for 2 hours I still had an orange cloud for 3 days. I have since removed the pea gravel but was an experience lol.
I would just be patient the cloudiness will not interfere with the nitrogen cycle. if want to clear up faster can add a small power head or circulation pump to help push the sediment into the filter. Be ready to rinse the filter pads in a bucket of tank water once it clears though.
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