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Old 02-10-2013, 12:33 PM   #1
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New 50 g reef tank fully cycled, water parameters perfect. However when I turn on my circulation pumps it kicks up the sand even though they are pointing straight up towards the top of the water. Turn them off and water is crystal clear. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:41 PM   #2
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What size power heads are you utilizing? Where are they positioned in your tank?
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Flow rate is 750 gph, right now I have them pointing staight up towards the top of the tank, If I put them anywhere else it really kicks it up.

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Old 02-10-2013, 12:46 PM   #4
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And this happens no matter what? What If you leave them on and let the sand settle to where its gonna go? Then maybe after it won't kick around once it finds its place in the tank. Just a thought.

It shouldn't be kicking up sand that bad. Have you tried moving the PH's up more?
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It is not so bad that you can't see anything, it just looks cloudy, The only time I can get it to settle is to turn off the pumps completly. I have left them running for days and it just will not settle. So dang frustrating. I will give the PH a try right not its at 8.2. Don't want to raise it to much more
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Did you rinse the sand before putting them in the tank?
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It is not so bad that you can't see anything, it just looks cloudy, The only time I can get it to settle is to turn off the pumps completly. I have left them running for days and it just will not settle. So dang frustrating. I will give the PH a try right not its at 8.2. Don't want to raise it to much more
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When convict said move thr PH's up I think he meant the powerheads themselves. Just a heads up
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When convict said move thr PH's up I think he meant the powerheads themselves. Just a heads up
Yeah sorry about that, pH to me is water parameter PH is just short for power head.
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Thats what you get for bein a newby. Ha ha.., and yes I rinsed the sand out bigtime.
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