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I recently purchased a 2nd hand tank and after cleaning it out along with the filter etc is it normal for it to be this cloudy? Thanks
 

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That either looks like sand & sediment making the water look cloudy or it could be a bacterial bloom, am unsure from your photo which it is.

If it’s sand & sediment then this can take anything between a few hours to a few days for that to clear.

If it’s a bacterial bloom, normally a few days to a week for that to clear up.
 
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I have got sand in there so hopefully should be this. I have also got a live plant is it best to put it in now or wait for it to clear?
 

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Best to wait for it to clear first before adding anything else inside the tank otherwise will simply get covered in sand & sediment.
 

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cleaning it out along with the filter
By "cleaning it out along with the filter" do you mean that you washed the filter? Do you intend on restarting the cycle?
 

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Yes it's common for new tanks to go milky cloudy. If it doesn't clear in a few days, just drain the tank and refill it with dechlorinated water.
 

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