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I started two new tanks and did them with sand this time instead of gravel. I rinsed the sand before putting it into the tanks but the water is still remaining pretty cloudy. I started my filters to try and remove some of the cloud but i cant tell if its working. Will this problem go away or is there something i should do?
 

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so like you didn't rinsed our the sand good enough before you add them in your tank...it take time to settle down...24-48 would do it with good filteration...or you didnt cycle your tank!...give us more infor.
 

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alots of people think their rinsed out the sand good..take your time to rinsed it..rins it little by little...also depending what kind of sand you use..if you use playsand it will take you a long time to rins it out..if you use pool sand it doenst take long to rins and it will clear by with in 24hr.
 

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Ya it may take up to three days to clear up if you didnt clean good enough. The rule is when you think its clean then clean it five more times then five more times then ten more times then your done. Thats stuffs really dusty but it will settle and it will all be fine you will just have to wait it out. Good luck
 

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well thats it then i used playpit sand damn it
here how i did so bare with me..

put the sand in 5gallon bucket
use a garden holes and put it inside the bucket with the sand
turn the water on and leave to hole in the bucket
the water will overflow the bucket with cloudy water
stare and rins the sand with your hand...

do that untill you dont see the cloudy ness water come out from the bucket. take your time and do it little by little.
 

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as stated before, once you think its clean, clean it again twice.
sand is a pain in the rear to clean!!!!!!

with proper filtration, your tank should be clear with 2 to 3 days!!!!
make sure to clean your filters after that as well
 

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I am also in the process of a fishless cycle. So once the tank does clear what should i wash off? I dont want to wash away any of the bacteria. Should i just rinse the carbon cartridge and leave the bio cartridge alone?
 
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