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Old 12-09-2012, 12:49 AM   #1
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Hi ther,I recently just started up a new tank 29 gallon ,I have 20 lbs live sand,30 lbs live rock ,refuigm w live sand and macro algae,I used nutri water,the tank has been running for 4 weeks now,woke up one morning,white cloudy water,ammonia 0 nitrites o ph 8.2 , no phosphate,salinity0.023,cam anyone help me
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:09 AM   #2
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Can you post a picture?
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:18 AM   #3
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Did you recently dose alk and calcium at the same time? Could be precipitating. Or maybe a powerhead is blowing your sand around? Or a bacteria bloom is starting.
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Did a ph stir up sand?
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:30 AM   #5
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or maybe a bacteria bloom. Cycling?
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Hi ther,I recently just started up a new tank 29 gallon ,I have 20 lbs live sand,30 lbs live rock ,refuigm w live sand and macro algae,I used nutri water,the tank has been running for 4 weeks now,woke up one morning,white cloudy water,ammonia 0 nitrites o ph 8.2 , no phosphate,salinity0.023,cam anyone help me
Test the water. Do a water change .
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:39 AM   #7
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If it clears up on its own it was probably a bacteria bloom. If you notice fine white sediment on everything then it was probably precipitation. Stirring up the sand would probably result in an ammonia or nitrate spike
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Thank u all u have been a great help,I took a look behind the tank where my refuim is,found a wash cloth in it lol very hard to c back ther it must of fell in during the setup because it all disintegrated,thx again
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Glad you found the cause.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:53 PM   #10
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Wow glad to see you found the source of your problem good luck with your setup
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