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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-29-2017, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Murky tank?

Recently I setup a new tank with caribsea sand. I washed it pretty good and it wasn't very dirty to begin with. But, I filled up the tank and everything and was very careful not to disturb the substrate. But as normal, the tank was cloudy for a day or two after. It then cleared up really nicely after that. But then not soon after that... it got all cloudy again. So idk what to think about that. I'm using two Aquaclear 70 filters on the tank if that makes a difference. But I've never had a problem with them not keeping the tank clean before. Always been crystal clear. Could this be something to do with the sand?

First day of setup


All crystal clear


All murky and cloudy again...
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The most likely cause is a bacterial bloom that happens very often with new setups. It should clear up in a few days.
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I guess that makes sense. Just never had this issue before.
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