I would think it should clear up with the filter running eventually. If it's brown water then it's likely from the DW even if it's been soaked before; carbon in the filter might help that or more water changes. If it's more cloudy then it might be from the substrate; sand usually causes more cloudiness than gravel but I guess it's possible, I'm not familiar with the Estes brand. Just FYI, if you don't add an ammonia source soon (either fish or pure ammonia) to feed the bacteria on your seeded media then the bacteria are going to start to die off.
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