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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-20-2013, 06:48 AM Thread Starter
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Planted a new tank with Flourite lastnight and this morning its still cloudy!? Do people usually cap this stuff with sand or seomthing? Would Sand have the same effect? Im at a loss here, that stuff was expensive and I was told if we rinse it it wont be a problem.. We even rinsed the crap out of it before we put it in the tank. I have a 5 gallon we need to set up today as well. Every time i do a water change i dont want to wait a day for the water to go back to normal. Is this safe for the fish?
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It will clear with time. May take as much as a week an a water change or two to become completely clear

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Anyone have any answers to my other questions?
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I don't believe flourite is usually capped. It does make a mess even after rinsing. I have some in four of my tanks. Usually if I'm just setti ng up a tank, I run the filter full bast with some cheap filter floss for a few days, then change the floss to whatever I'm going to use to cycle the tank. The floss will be very dirty at this point. I do rinse the flourite A LOT before adding it to the tank. The cloudiness shouldn't hurt fish, and it does go away over time. Hope that helps!
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