Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Ok - so I just added half a bag of Fluorite into my 20 gal tank, on top of some sand.
After half an hour of rinsing or so, the material is still muddy - and that's fine- thats what expected.
But the water is really cloudy now - i cant even see and not even sure if I spreaded it out evenly enough (i just need it for a part of my tank for the foreground plants)
Do you think I should just leave the tank be and turn off the filter, wait for it to settle? Or should I run the filter? I have some sponge on hand not sure if its fine enough to catch the dust, the water movement will def makes the settling process slower tho.
Update: I can see good improvement in term of how well my lights could penetrate into the bottom: it goes from top 1/5 to now almost top 1/3 in term of medium, bright light.
PS: there are some fish but they look happy right now.