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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-03-2009, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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So, my boyfriend and I are starting up our 55 gal tank. We bought pool filter sand, 30 grit, as our soil since it was recommended to us by a few different people and was fairly cheap.

We poured in the sand and filled up the tank. Not surprisingly, the sand lifted and clouded the water. We figured it would settle but it barely has. How long does it normally take to settle and is there anything else we should do?
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Change out the water, if you let the really fine suspendable silt to finally settle, it'll just come back up anytime you replant.

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So just keep changing the water, leaving the sand, until it finally will be clear?
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If the stage you're at is simply putting the substrate in, I'd just treat the aquarium like a giant bucket.

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Okay, thank you.
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