Washed sand....

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Hello everyone... im getting started into this and i washed my sand like a billion times but i put water in my tank and its still dirty... Will this go away over time? thanks for your help....


i have a 29 gallon tank and I'm using black sand....

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Is the sand dirty or the water cloudy-ish. If the water cloudy it should go away in a day or two, not to worry. Anyways you have to cycle the tank first too.

By the way WELCOME TO FISHLORE and what are you planning on keeping.

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Yep sand of all colors are really dusty and will settle. good luck.
Carol
 
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I think its just the sediment from the sand and it needs to settle...   i only had like 5 gal. in it. so I took a cup and got the water out and brung the tank to the tub and put the sand into a buck et and washed again...   looks a tad cleaner...   but we'll see. I'm about to try again.

havn't quite decided on what to put in iot yet... I'm interested in eels....  but nothing for sure!!!
 

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research spiny eels I think they are
 

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It should go away in a few days. If you have activated carbon in your filter, it should help also.
 

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good luck
 
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cool... so im up and running... I'll get a pic on here this week....

Anyone recomend anything for me to begin with?

I like tiger barbs.. i'd like to eventually get a shark, and eel, maybe even some angels... Im just getting into this so I'm not really sure on wahts good for my tank size. (28Gal.)
 
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