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ADA Soil Problem- time oriented!!!!

So i bought some plants yesterday which i was planning to put in a tank i would set up later. As soon as i added water to the tank it clouded up like mud and it been like that since, while the plants have been waiting in a bucket the whole night and day. Can anyone help me? Ill post pictures soon!!

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Is the filter running? It should clear up soon. Ive added 15L of Amazonia and Malaya to a full running tank and it wasn't cloudy after 15min.

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Is the filter running? It should clear up soon. Ive added 15L of Amazonia and Malaya to a full running tank and it wasn't cloudy after 15min.
Well mine has been cloudy for almost 24 hours, and think my filter maybe part of the trouble.

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It's super important to fill the tank slowly when using aquasoil. Many people will cover the scape with plastic/newspapers to avoid disturbing the substrate. If you follow this method the tank will be crystal clear when it's full.

Just do a few big water changes and it should clear up relatively quickly.
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This is what the tank looks like now.


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And this how I've kept my plants overnight


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Awe sorry! Perhaps a massive water change?


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It's super important to fill the tank slowly when using aquasoil. Many people will cover the scape with plastic/newspapers to avoid disturbing the substrate. If you follow this method the tank will be crystal clear when it's full.

Just do a few big water changes and it should clear up relatively quickly.
well right now I'm doing manual water changes, how slow should i add the water?
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Fill your filter full of floss, let it run, it should clear up in a day or so. And it looks like you didn't pour the water in gently or over a bag or into a cup but just straight in.

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should the plants be ok in the bucket over night or should i put them in?
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well right now I'm doing manual water changes, how slow should i add the water?
To be honest i'd probably just drain it as low as possible, add a layer of plastic/newspaper, and fill it slowly again.

I filled my tank with a python water changer and had the cold water on about half way. Not sure what the GPH approximation would be for that, but maybe 40GPH? It took me about half an hour to fill my 60P (17 gallons).

Your plants will be fine overnight in the bucket.
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