New Freshwater Tank Setup Help
I recently cleaned out a 29 gal. aquarium that hasn't been in use for probably a couple of years now. I'm trying to set up a new community tank. Yesterday I put the sand and water into the tank. I used CaribSea Arag-Alive Live Reef Sand. It seems as if the sand has still not settled completely because the tank is still very cloudy (24 hours later). Is this a normal occurrence?
I haven't run my filter yet because I'm afraid whatever sediment is still floating around could ruin the filter. I read somewhere not to run the filter until all the sediment is settled. Does this seem like a good idea?
I also added around 3mL of Seachem Prime to prep the water to be cycled in the near future. I added some live plants today as well. Anything recommendations other than achieving proper temperature and chemical levels before adding a cycling fish?