I think this is going to be my first post here. But I've been browsing around acquiring rich information about the trade. I thought I'd contribute on this useful thread.
So I started getting GW about two weeks ago and tried curing it with API's Accu-Clear (which temporarily worked on my pond before). Used it twice as recommended and no improvement whatsoever.
The water got so murky I couldn't see anything past 8in deep. Well, yesterday I got some branches from a weeping willow tree, tossed it in my aquarium - with the leaves still on, and took the flower buds off - and after 24 hours, I now noticed quite a difference! Not only could I see the back of my aquarium (12in), I could see a plant 24in away from the side glass.
No roots have developed on the branches. The branches were very young ones, probably 6 of them 16in+ in my 55 gal.
I can't wait for what's happening tomorrow. I think at this rate, it should be crystal clear after 24 hours?! Only if things went that smooth...
Thanks everyone in advance for such wonderful insight.