I just started setting up my first SW
I first put the washed aragonite sand in. Then I added water, 3 gallons at a time, using a jug. I added a 1/2 cup of IO per gallon like the bag said. I didn't add the salt to the jug, I dumped it into the tank after each jug of water.
I attached the heater to the tank and plugged it in. I also put in an airstone to circulate the water. When I left the tank, it was really cloudy.
This morning the tank is still cloudy, but I can see the outline of the heater in the back. I checked the specific gravity with a floating glass hygrometer, and it's only 1.018 or so. Is this because:
1. I need to wait longer for the salt to dissolve because I just dumped it into the tank.
2. I have to add more salt.
I was hoping to add the LR
today, but I better have the SG
worked out first.