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ok so i went to the pet shop and my good friend at the pet shop told me to buy crushed coral and a HOB filter or a canister i with with 2 rena smart filiters 55 as i perfer HOB filters as appose to bulky canisters and 25 lbs of crushed coral now this is the problem i have i rinsed the coral for ever and still got cloudy water decided to put it in anyways cause i was told it would clear up on its own in a few hours once the dust settles but here i am 24 hours into the process tank is still cloudy please help me ..............btw this is a progress report on my post yesterday
 

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I know its hard :) but just give it some time as it could take a couple days to clear up. What size filters did you get, oh and good choice for substrait??
 

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I'm convinced that no amount of rinsing crushed coral will prevent cloudiness from happenning. In my experience, it takes a solid day or two for the cloudiness to go away. Just be patient and wait it out (easier said than done with a new tank)
 

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i know what you mean am sitting here like a kid on xmas eve i cant wait to it clears so i can cycle it and get the fish took me some time to get the money to invest in a bigger tank below is the tank how it looks now and also a picture of my smaller 20g fresh water tank
55 gallon as it is now

20 gallon below
 

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Do you have your filters running?
yes i have a 55 rena 3 stage filter and a whisper 40 both HOB and am thinking of putting a power head i have laying around what you think should i put it ? also do u think theres any other hardware i might need?
 

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I'd do some water changes , that can help clear it up. CC is a hard substrate to get good and clean because it's so soft a material. The cleaning process actually creates more dust. I prefer argonite as a substrate for african tanks because of the smaller grain size, it's the same basic material but more like sand than a lumpy gravel. Too bad it's so much more expensive.

I'd also clean out the filter catridges (in they're running) that can help out too.
 

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+1. Aragonite is great. Keep the filter cartridges clean so they don't get too gunked up and just wait it out.
 
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