rjohnson16 Posted January 5, 2022 Share Posted January 5, 2022 (edited) Sigh...so, I am setting up a new 29 gallon and I bought Flourite Black Sand as my substrate. Unfortunately, I only rinsed/soaked it once before adding to the tank. After 2 days, the water got a little clearer--I could actually see the plants in the back of the tank. But, in the last 3 days, there has been ZERO improvement. I have a Tidal 55 filter running. I put filter floss in the filter Day 2. I did a 10% water change two days ago and a 20% water change last night. And when I am adding water back, I am going SUPER SLOW to not disrupt the substrate. No difference at all when I woke this morning. It's been 5 1/2 days at this point. Wondering if the filter is even worth a damn not being able to clear this up by now...but I am guessing this is a normal occurrence w/ this substrate... I've been using Prime, Stability and some Fritz Zyme 7... What more can I do? Just continue to do daily water changes? Can I add fish to cloudy water? Or does it need to be totally cleared up? Please help my sad ass... Edited January 5, 2022 by rjohnson16 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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