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Does eco complete discolour the water?

Does eco complete discolour the water when you first add it?
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Not at all - surprisingly enough (since it doesn't require any rinsing before you add it to the tank). I was a little skeptical about those claims until I used it, now I can't see using anything else. Good stuff that ecocomplete

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I've got 200 pounds of straight Eco-Complete in my 75G.
Of course when the tank was first filled, it was a solid black cloud. Once things settled it was beeyooteeful!

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Not at all - surprisingly enough (since it doesn't require any rinsing before you add it to the tank). I was a little skeptical about those claims until I used it, now I can't see using anything else. Good stuff that ecocomplete
I couldn't agree more. I hardly had any cloudiness at all associated with the filling of my tank (180 pounds in a 100 gallon). Great stuff.

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I read somewhere that a few batches of the eco-complete was dust contaminated with one of their other products they were manufacturing at the time. If it does cloud up, it's not normal but it is also harmless. The clouding can be fixed with a couple of water changes.

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I had no problem with Eco-Complete clouding the water. Just slit open the bags, poured them into the aquarium, and added water. No silty mess whatsoever!

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If you did have any clouding with eco, I would suggest an immediate major water change. Any contamination that would appear as dust could be removed effectively by a very large water change right away, and you'd want it removed.

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Another suggestion to remove the cloudiness is to use a powerhead with AquaClear's Quick Filter attachment. It's not a replacement for micron filtration but it's cheap, fast, and it sure does a number on cloudy/green water. I use it in my 125G after I've stirred up detritus in my tank trimming/moving plants, and after a couple of hours the water is crystal clear again.

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