Hi Eric, I have just set-up a new 55 gal tank, I prewashed all of my pebble rock before adding to avoid additional dirt and debris in the tank, I cleaned the plants (just scrubbed them off and hosed them off) before adding to the tank filled the tank and it has now been filtering for 3 days. Although very anxious to add angel fish I have postponed doing that till my tank clears up, it is a white color not bad but deffinately not clear outside of the chemical to remove the chlorene I have not added anything else. Is this normal and how long will it take to clear up, and how long should I wait to add my angels? Thanks, Melissa
Tips for bottled water
Algae is a common problem in water features, such as ponds, waterfalls and fountains. Two main types of algae grow in water features: string algae and plankton algae. Plankton is the algae that grows in the water and turns it a pea-soup green, while string algae looks like green hair and grows along the bottom of your water feature. String algae are usually much easier to get rid of than plankton, due to the different conditions that cause it to grow. String algae grow where there is little water circulation, but plankton grows from an abundance of nutrients in the pond and sunlight.