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Old 11-14-2013, 05:20 PM   #1
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Problems with 120 gallon saltwater tank

We have setup 120 gallon saltwater tank about 8 days ago we can't seem to get it clear. Does anyone know what might be wrong with it. Local pet store tells me water levels are great.
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:29 PM   #2
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We have setup 120 gallon saltwater tank about 8 days ago we can't seem to get it clear. Does anyone know what might be wrong with it. Local pet store tells me water levels are great.
We need to know a little more information about the system .
RO/DI water ?
How much live rock , sand, filtration , lights , ect
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:47 PM   #3
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Define "set up". Was that adding water and starting the cycle with an ammonia source?

What exactly are your water levels? If your tank is not cycling (usually takes weeks), then they may be testing pure water, which would not have much in the way of ammonia, nitrites or nitrates. That is great down the road, but bad in the beginning.

More details will help narrow things down.
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How do I post video? Bought a 3 year old established tank with rock coral and livestock.
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It's like I can almost see salt moving around in it.
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How do I post video? Bought a 3 year old established tank with rock coral and livestock.
Was there a sandbed? Is it deep? Was it removed from tank during tank move and put back in without rinsing?
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It did have sand but we chose not to use right now we have no sand in it.
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If you have a skimmer, which I'm sure you do, it's probably micro bubbles
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Newly setup tanks go into a process of cycling and diatom is normal. If you leave them alone they usually clear in 3 days or so. The right way to do it is to put the sand after you have the rocks. Otherwise you are just delaying the process. You do not need the skimmer while cycling.
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How do I post video? Bought a 3 year old established tank with rock coral and livestock.
You can post a video by a Go Advance button then select Choose File
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