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MTS/Flourite dust cloud

Hey guys, so I just filled my tank last night with MTS and "rinsed flourite" , and now it looks like I'm caught in heavy fog. I have two hobs that I'm running right now to try and get it out. With normal carbon filtration and paper towels in the DIY slot to help catch some of the smaller particles. I may move on to coffee filters next. I heard that there is some mystical 100 micron filter that is supposed to clear it up in a matter of hours (with heavy rinsing and wringing out), but as I don't have any of that I'm wondering what I can do. Please help!
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Water changes. Best way to get rid of it.

If you don't the fines will settle out into the substrate over time. Polishing media does help, but not sure if HOB is really the filter to do that kind of water purification.

100 micron media can be found at most fish stores (they mark it up in price of course).

A really good filter media, don't laugh, pillow stuffing. Stuff is awesome and dirt cheap. You can get that at any craft store.


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I just used flourite on another tank and I just gave mine time. Probably took less then a week and the water cleared up. But even now still its been several weeks and if I stir the flourite up well enough the cloudy water comes back for a couple hours. In time I expect it to vanish as the substrate settles. Wouldn't worry about it to much unless you want it clear looking now.

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Thanks guys, I just took out the water, planted my plants, and then filled it back up. Its not nearly as cloudy now. The coffee filters with paper towels really worked.
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