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Seachem Flourite

The other day i bought some Seachem Flourite red
(http://bigalsonline.com/catalog/prod...egory_id=3145). I told me to rinse it and to then put it in my tank. They also said it could take up to 12 hours for your water to get clear. It all cleard up, but every time i touch the Seachem Flourite wich is my only gravle, i big poof of mud like substance commes up. Heres my question is there any way to get rid of this? Thanks in advance!!
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Vacuum the gravel thoroughly.
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Any other ideas?
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Read my Guide. Break down the tank and actually rinse the Flourite.
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Just be patient, fluorite is not the easiest product to rinse, and this happens to a lot of people, myself included. The dust will settle over time and imo is good for the tank. Get things planted and don't mess with the substrate for a few weeks and you shouldn't have any more problems.
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If there are no fish in the tank, suck as much water out as you can, below the gravel line. Then refill by pouring the water slowly onto a plate on the substrate. This will suck all the "fines" down into the bottom of the substrate. Other than that, a good deep gravel vacuuming when doing water changes for the first month or so will make most of it go away. That's what I did when I didn't rinse it well enough, it never makes mud anymore. Good luck.
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I can wash flourite enough to have minimal clouding that will clear in no time. All you need is a 5 gallon bucket. Take 3 cups up flourite or more (experimient) and put into the bucket. Bring buck to a utility sink and attach a hose to the utility faucet. hold the bucket so its tipped at a 45 degree angle and run the hose into the bucket. If you have a nozle to create a high preasure water stream thats alot better becuase as the water drains from being tipped at 45 degrees you will be cleaning the flourite. YOu can do this until the flourite is absolutley clean.

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yoink suggestion works also vacume gravel with each wc helps. as time progresses it will get less and less .
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