So I have put sand in tanks before, many many times. well this time the water just does not want to clear up. Looks almost muddy, it was play sand by the way. There are no fish in the tank, and I know once the cycle is done the bacteria will weigh down the sand and keep it settled. My qustion is, should I add some fish. Not chiclids, maybe some guppies or mollies to help the cycle. I hate to "sacrifice" fish, but at the same time I need to speed this up so I can get the plants established before adding my keeper fish. any inputs would really help. O'ya i did rinse the sand in a bucket than a pillow case, I guess you cant get it all.