Sorry to hijack this thread, but I don't want to clog up the forum with more noob Qs.
I bought Fluorite on my 5 gallon, and I used a plastic bag to cover it, before I put water in it. There seems to be some white sand in there with it, and the water's still cloudy after 2 days and a water change. Is this to be expected? I don't remember the white stuff when I poured out the Fluorite, but it was there when the cloudiness started to disappear.
BTW, I've got an azoo palm filter on it, as well as some dwarf baby tears. And I'm trying to get the tank ready for my betta fish.
Thanks for all the help.