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Old 03-10-2011, 09:16 PM   #1
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I just added eighty pounds of sand to my tank and the bag said no rinsing and the water has been cloudy for four days and whenever I touch my sanded there is an explotion of dust and it clouds the water for about two ours does anyone have any suggestions to what I should do
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:25 PM   #2
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And is it alright to leave my skimmer running
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:58 PM   #3
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Could runnin. The pump with sand running threw it mess it up
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:33 PM   #4
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Stop the skimmer till settles down..and always rinse your sand..good luck with that gonna be cloudy for a long time and anytime anything disrupts it..it will be very cloudy again..
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if you dont have fish or anything in it just drian and fill, stir and drain two or three more time.
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Was it "live sand" that you used?
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You could also attach some type of filter, either a canister filter or a HOB filter to polish the water. A canister filter with filter floss will have it cleared up in a day or two.
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I did the same thing today... I used wet live sand, added it to the tank, and it was instantly cloudy. Im just setting up a 10gal quarantine tank, but I need to house a Tomato clown that came with a 90gal I just purchased. Im running an over the tank filter.. how long until I can "let the fish outa the bag?"
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You didnt put live sand in the qt did you
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