Cloudy water went clear by adding fish
I was stupid when I first started my tank and did not wash the substrates well enough. I fought for about a week to filter the crap out of the tank and pull a very large amount of clay particles and sand powder from the tank. Finally it calmed down to where it was pretty clear water but I could tell it was still cloudy. During the major dust removal I was using a flocculation agent and it helped. When things started clearing I planted the tank and then stole a few guppies from a friend. It seemed unchanged for about a week and then BLAMO crystal clear. I put more fish and plants in and within a day it went back to being perfectly clear. I can look down the long side of my 55g and the water doesn't look foggy.
My question is was this a bacterial bloom that masked my cleaning of the clay dust from the water? Was it just a random act of God cleaning up the tank? I am not worried about the water at all but I am curious as to why its stunningly clear without any trying.
PS. the tank is mostly cycled and when putting the fish in I added water and filterpads that came directly from a fully cycled tank to help compensate for the increased bioload. Everyone is healthy.
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