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    Default Replaced bladder tank and now have very brown water

    Hello~
    Our bladder tank died so we replaced it yesterday...now our water is horribly brown. The tank we replaced ours with was a used fiberglass model. Could this be the issue? I know enough to be dangerous, but of all the potential problems I thought I might encounter this definitely wasn't on my list. The tank seems to be functioning very well, it's properly charged and holding pressure. The pump is set for 45/65, it's a half horse submersible pump. Beyond that I don't know much about the well. We have no filters installed, but there is a water softener. I ran the water for over 6 hours without any change is color or amount of sediment. I'm completely baffled...thoughts??

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    Anytime you change something you stir up things. Run a line before the softener and see if it clears up. Just probably need more than 6 hours of running.

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