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Old 01-12-2011, 07:56 PM   #1 
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Murky smokey water

Hey there guys. I purchased a tank last night, 5 gallons, and set it up.

So far no complains, except I'm noticing that the water is kind of murky and unclear, despite the tank having a filter system. Then I noticed that if I look at it from an angle, the water has an appearance of actual smoke trapped inside the water.
I'm thinking I left the light bulb on too long (All day), and heat from the bulb in trapped in the water. So I turned off the bulb, and will wait a few hours to see the situation.

Then I was also thinking, I didn't rinse out the pebbles I bought for the tank before, so maybe dust from the pebbles lifted off and into the water?

Any opinions from you guys?
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:01 PM   #2 
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It's definitely from the pebbles. You need to rinse them. I'd empty the tank completely, rinse it out, and rinse the pebbles completely before putting them back in. I put the pebbles in a strainer and rinse them, stirring with my hand so I get everything.
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:10 PM   #3 
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I thought maybe from that! Okay I'll do it tomorrow since its pretty late. Thanks!!!
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:12 PM   #4 
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You're welcome. =)
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