Pool Filter Sand - cloudy water?
I have just purchased a 20 long with the intention of planting it and a couple of cories and a couple of dwarf puffers. I'm using pool filter sand as a substrate and I cleaned it pretty thoroughly. I put it in a bucket and ran a hose to the bottom and swished the sand around for 20 minutes or so with my hands then i just let the bucket overflow with water for about 2 hours. When I went back to check on it, the water was clear. I swished around the sand a little bit and it settled right back down and the water stayed clear.
SO, I put the sand in the tank and filled it up with water but the water is quite cloudy. It's been probably 2 hours. This is my first time using PFS so I'm just wondering if this is normal. Should I turn the filter on? (Penguin 200)