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RE: [APD] Cloudy Water

Relax, it will eventually settle and clear up.  Just make sure you keep
your filter media rinsed.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Saturnbabi [mailto:saturnbabi at comcast_net] 
> Sent: Friday, February 18, 2005 12:20 PM
> To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
> Subject: [APD] Cloudy Water
> Ok, so I was horribly lazy the other day and decided that 
> instead of carefully washing my fluorite gravel like I know I 
> should I would just put it in my new tank and use my python 
> to clean it.  So I added water, cleaned the gravel (I can't 
> believe how muddy and dirty it actually was) and repeated 
> this several times.  When I thought I had done a decent job 
> washing it I filled the tank.  It was slightly muddy looking, 
> but I thought it would be OK once I turned on the filter 
> (fluval with carbon, peat and biomax). The filter has now 
> been running for 24 hours and it is so cloudy that I can 
> barely see the back of the tank (12 inches!).  I also noticed 
> while planting some plants that every time I disturb the 
> gravel I get a nice cloud in the water.  Any suggestions?  
> Will time fix this or did my laziness curse me to have to 
> empty and reclean this gravel?  I suppose someday I will learn....
> LeeAnn
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