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Old 12-10-2013, 09:15 PM   #21
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What salt are you useing? Usually the salt buffers the water. Also what type of sand? Aragonite? How often are you doing WC?
I don't remember for the sand, it look like crushed shells and sand...

The salt is Fluval Sea Salt
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I just want to show you my tank, that was on the 2nd day when the water was unclear;
Can you answer my Q? What type of sand? Aragonite? What brand of salt?
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I really don't remember, I've put the bag in the trash...
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I really don't remember, I've put the bag in the trash...
Was it live sand? My lfs had this really expensive sand that is supposed to hold more BB, but it is clouding their tanks and its been 2 months since they put it in their tanks. The rest of the tanks running one the same sump were all clear, they just used dif sand.
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I think it's CaribSea Ocean Direct Caribbean Live Sand

And yeah I remember, was written Live Sand on the bag !

The sand clouded the water for 2 days, I've removed the excess cloud with my Fluval C3 Filter, it was milky on the filter pad...

So cloud that I had difficulty to place my Live Rocks, I dropped them in the water, then did my aquascape on 2nd day...


When water cleared, I've put a carbon to polish...
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I think it's CaribSea Ocean Direct Caribbean Live Sand

And yeah I remember, was written Live Sand on the bag !

The sand clouded the water for 2 days, I've removed the excess cloud with my Fluval C3 Filter, it was milky on the filter pad...

So cloud that I had difficulty to place my Live Rocks, I dropped them in the water, then did my aquascape on 2nd day...

When water cleared, I've put a carbon to polish...
CaribSea id what i always use, never had any problems with cloudy water above 5 hours. Do you know what brand of salt?
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Yeah Fluval Sea Salt

Ph just dropped down at 8.2
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Yeah Fluval Sea Salt

Ph just dropped down at 8.2
I would say 8.2-8.4 is fine for ph, whats it at currently?
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It was 8.4 1 hours after I added Seachem Buffer, and after 3-4 hours (now) it dropped at 8.2

I'm testing with cheap digital PH, but seems accurate
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It was 8.4 1 hours after I added Seachem Buffer, and after 3-4 hours (now) it dropped at 8.2

I'm testing with cheap digital PH, but seems accurate
Check tommarow and give the results...
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