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Old 08-19-2009, 01:11 PM   #1
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3M Colorquartz as gravel..problems


I rinsed till water ran clear.. now my first tank is constantly cloudy also with each water change I get a black line across front of tank where water level had stopped.. needs constantly cleaning.
Anyone have similar experiences? Corrections you made?
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:24 AM   #2
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its common in dusty substrate for this to happen. it takes a couple months for it to settle down. try using a plate or using something in the tank so you dont disrupt the gravel when doing wc.

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When I first changed to sand, and I didn't have fish, I filled up the tank and did a few 99% water changes. It didn't get everything, but it's a thought.
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