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Old 08-07-2012, 08:00 PM   #1 
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Question Cloudy/foggy water

I bought a new tank yesterday and it has a filter I cleaned it out, and I also bought new gravel I rinsed the gravel and swished them around 3 - 5 seconds then I placed them in the tank, rinsed the plants & other stuff. The water is still little bit foggy, not like super just a tiny bit so it makes the tank look blurry [No it's not my eyes.] How can I get it crystal clear?
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:04 PM   #2 
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I bought a new tank yesterday and it has a filter I cleaned it out, and I also bought new gravel I rinsed the gravel and swished them around 3 - 5 seconds then I placed them in the tank, rinsed the plants & other stuff. The water is still little bit foggy, not like super just a tiny bit so it makes the tank look blurry [No it's not my eyes.] How can I get it crystal clear?

Does the water have fish in it yet? Also, have you treated the water yet?
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:05 PM   #3 
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Take the gravel out.
place gravel in bucket.
take hose and put on high power and literally blast the gravel.
pour water out immediately, as fast as you can.
repeat.

You can do the same with sand.

Water should be crystal clear now...
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:57 PM   #4 
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Could be the gravel. Usually if its new, it may have not been cleaned properly. Thats my guess.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:46 PM   #5 
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Yes I added the conditon stuff in to make it safe, there is no fish yet and the filter has been running for more then 24 hours.

With the gravel I picked it up put it in a plastic container swished it around for 3 - 5 seconds emptyed the water and put it in the tank.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:24 PM   #6 
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You should have rinsed for 5-7 minutes. Not 3-5 SECONDS.

If you have a really good filter, the cloudy scum would be caught in the filter.

My tank clears up in about 2 hours
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:39 PM   #7 
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Water changes. It can happen with substrate that wasn't rinsed well enough but shouldn't be harmful. Do you have fish in the tank? If so watch your ammonia, nitrites & nitrates since this appears to be a new tank.
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