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post #55 of (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by mike33 View Post
I purchased a bag and rinsed it twice before putting it all into the tank. Its been a a week and I've emptied the tank twice, running a polyfilter, extra flow etc but I am not having much luck in removing the dust. The second I brush the substrate a cloud of dust arises and completely clouds the tank. Is this normal? I'm not sure if I should just keep at it or get rid of it.
Was it rinsing clear after the second rinse and are you putting a plate down to pour water over when you first fill up the tank? When I put my plants in, it did kick up dust but it eventually cleared.
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