Tank seems to clean after first fill?

GlenD

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Hi guys I filled my tank for the first time after completing the hard scape. I did not wash the sand the gravel the rocks or pre-soak the wood. I have an inch or so of dirt, capped with 2 to 3 inches of gravel. After filling the tank I would assume I would be left with a dirty swampy mess, however it’s almost perfectly clear? The tank can be seen in the journal section, I was under the assumption I will be doing daily water changes for weeks to clear it
 

hogan53

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Depends on which type of wood and size.
Some take longer than others Manzinatia a few days to a week.
Redmoor/Spider/Bogwood may take a couple of weeks.
 

Chris Tinker

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Here is a picture, on a side note how long will this wood need to soak until it sinks?
mine has been in water for 5 weeks... still no signs of sinking.. so i am now drying it and going to weigh it down... hope yours sinks
 

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