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Water cloudy and murky

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I started a 32 gallon planted tank recently. I've had substrate and water in it for 2 weeks now. Substrate: organic soil capped with eco complete. I planted it about a week ago and the water is just as cloudy as day 1. I poured the water from the eco complete bag out before adding to tank. There are no fish yet. How long does the cloudy water last? Is it an algae/bacteria bloom? I'm scared its the soil and ill have an ongoing issue.


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My dirt tanks when cycling usually have that general cloud until I do a 90% water change after it finishes cycling which is the second water change since filling the tank the first being immediately after filling. It really helps to soak the soil prior to putting it in the tank but either way it seems to go away after a large water change in a newish dirt tank

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