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Old 08-23-2005, 08:03 PM   #1
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i added the playsand and water and its all cloudy

how long will it take to clear or settle

or will it stay like thatt....

i thought i didnt had to clean the sand.....
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Old 08-23-2005, 08:25 PM   #2
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I read somewhere on this forum that you should clean it first for that very reason. After about a few weeks it should clear up as bacteria attaches itself to the particals and they settle. That is what I read.
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Old 08-23-2005, 09:40 PM   #3
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Re: unclear tankkk

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i thought i didnt had to clean the sand.....
You didn't, there's no need nor should it be encouraged. You'll get much more use of the smaller particles (dust) with increased surface area than you will have if you cleaned it.

FWIW, you still have to cycle the tank (4ish weeks) so what's a few days?

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alright so should i add the salt and put up the filters to start running and everything???
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Old 08-23-2005, 11:57 PM   #5
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alright so the powerheads will stirr more the sand but anyways i already installed themmm
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alright so should i add the salt and put up the filters to start running and everything???
No reason not to get everything on the go. You can also start the cycle.

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You don't have to have the powerheads pointing towards the sand. I have mine pointing upward to break the waters surface, that helps with gas exchange and getting more oxygen in the water.

Over time, I'm changing out my stupid gravel that the Concord fish store sold me when I asked for reef aragonite, which I've since found should have been sand... anyway, each time I replace a section of gravel with sand, I have a cloudy tank for at least 24 hours. It will settle eventually.
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You should have used the garbage bag trick....

Give it time like the others say...
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Seaham, what's the gargbage bag trick all about?
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