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Old 05-14-2013, 11:11 AM   #1
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Plz help new to saltwater and off to bad start

I'm new to the saltwater hobby i've been in fresh along time so i started this new tank with a almost baby powder type live sand and was told there was mo need to wash the sand so its now 4days later and my tank looks like the s word i have white milky water with this fine powder film all over everything its making me crazy i try to clean the glass but the movement seems to make the tank just as cloudy as day one i need help plz plz i put in to much time and money to quit now but its starting to change my mind
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:17 AM   #2
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There are additives you can add to make it precipitate out of the water. Kent makes one. Over time your filters will get the majority of it out.
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:13 PM   #3
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And what brand is this (baby powder) sand you bought. What filtration are you running and do you have a skimmer?
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:42 PM   #4
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I think the sand is called aragonite tank is a 56gal column tank filter is a fuval for a 150 gal and pumps water at 300gps not sure of the brand
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:43 PM   #5
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:38 PM   #6
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Use something like this.

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Keep running your filter (make sure you rinse out whatever pads you have) and it will clear up in a few more days to a week.
Argonite sand needs to be rinsed, basically most do other than live sand.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:55 AM   #7
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Thanx guys for all the help my tank is looking great hats off to all of you
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:09 PM   #8
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Changing your filter floss frequently during the setup stage will help reduce the suspended silt in your tank. Using a clarity additive will help too.
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