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Hi, recently I had just moved a 100gal tank with ADA powder substrate. When we moved it we had to also remove all the substrate and re-setup it when we got to the new location.

This being the first time i'm using any sort of clay based substrate (all my other tanks are gravel), I was not expecting such a HUGE HUGE dust cloud. 2 days later I can now see through the tank and count the # of fish.

The problem is that I still have a "cloud" in the tank. The water just won't clear up. It looks almost like the bacteria bloom I got when I was first cycling my 75 gallon.

Currently the tank has two XP3's running on it, with one tray of filter floss in each. I've just started another 2236 on the tank packed with just filter floss.

Am I doing something wrong? or should I just wait?

btw.. i'm hoping it's not a bacteria bloom (causing a mini-cycle).

water tests are showing
0 Ammonia
0 Nitrate
0 Nitril
0 KH (yes, it is 0)
ph of 6.4

The tank is getting a 30% daily water change for the Discus.
 

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hi there,

it will be like that for a while, maybe 2 or 3 weeks or so then it will clear up but u will still get some tanins if I spell it right, kinda look like when u have a new driftwood in your tank,now that would take longer. dont wanna discourage you but thats the truth.Its a good substrate nonetheless
 
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