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i have recently set up my 45g tank and put aquarium sand in, i never cleaned it and its taken weeks to come out of my system, however its still a bit cloudy, i can see to the back (15inch) but its pretty dim, does anyone suggest that this will settle in time?, ive done 2 water changes since i set the tank up 50/50 each time..
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What colour is it?

Is it white cloudy or green?
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white cloudy, its definatly sand because when it was bad you would see it pouring from the top, only to be recirculated again.
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When I first setup my tank with PlaySand, I had to do at least 3x 90% water changes to remove most of the dust out of my water. Then I think I did one or two 50% water changes after planting. I would do a really good water change in your tank if you don't have any fish in there yet...

PS. It does clear up a bit but that can take a long time and many filter cleanings.


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What kind of sands are you using? Mine took about 2-3 days and completely clear. But I ran 2 extra filters full power and filled with floss and total gph was over 20 times the tank's size.
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