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Old 02-18-2013, 02:36 PM   #1
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Hello, my question is my water has a hazy look , all tests are fine, glass is clear just can't get crystal clear, any ideas would help
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:38 PM   #2
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More or replace carbon will clear it up. I always use 2 to 3 times the carbon that is recommended.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:51 PM   #3
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Hi, I changed the carbon a month ago, I used 2 packs of 1/2 units of chem-pure elite, could it be I did not rinse the bags enough, 65 gallon tank with a fluval 404 canister
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:17 PM   #4
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You should think about a sump. Luv em. Makes maintenance a breeze and serves several purposes depending what all you put in it.
I buy all my carbon and most supplies from Bulk Reef Supply. They have high quality grade carbon. Best I've ever used. They have a video on U Tube that explains the different grades. Stuff you never think about. Also, I only buy Red Sea Coral Pro Salt. It's clears almost immediately when mixing and very little to no residue. Corals love it. Instant Ocean Reef Crystals are horrible. A lot of residue, hazy water, and kept the PH low.
That may be your problem with the hazy water and not the carbon.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:56 AM   #5
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thanks, that is great information I never herd of that site I will go on today, I have a sump that I had on my 150 gallon (sold the tank a few years ago but kept the sump amiracle but it does not fit under my 65 gal stand so I used the fluval 404 that I had, any idea's for a smaller sump ( compact)
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Lots of different setups for sumps of all sizes on UTube. Watch a few of them, then you can decide how you want to set it up. I watch a lot of New York Steele videos. He is long winded but eventually gets to the point. He explains things in great detail. The Why's of everything. Even explains how to set up equipment. Poor guy. Think he had his tank wiped out twice now. First was a fire and now I think he lost it to Hurricane Sandy.
Look at my pictures. I have a sump set up for my 75 gallon reef tank. Going to make a couple of adjustments to it sometime in the future though. Want to add some baffles.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:56 PM   #8
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With that size tank u should b using either 2 full units or 4 half units I use 1 1/2 units on my 55 and am considering adding another half unit and no on the rinsing the directions do say lightly rince it don't have to run clear but about the hazyness I don't know
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how long to you rinse the bag?
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