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Old 02-28-2004, 12:26 PM   #1
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when will it clear up?

it's been a week and one day since i added my salt and southdown to my water. there is no fish, no lights, just put a heater in yesterday. and it's still cloudy. i can see the back of the tank but it is still pretty cloudy. i have the pump running from the sump to the main tank and a separate power head running from the sump to the fuge. so there is circulation in there.

am i just being inpatient? any suggestions would be much appreciated!!!

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Old 02-28-2004, 12:56 PM   #2
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It sounds like you added uncured sand. The bacteria has to attach to the sediment before it will settle. That can easily take a week. The fact that you just now added the heater would have slowed the growth of the bacteria. In 82degree temp w/ adequate nutrients in the water, bacteria can double its population in a half hour. I would expect it to clear up anytime now. Give it a day or so.
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I put a poly filter where the water enters the sump and remove it after the tank has cleared. It clears up with in a few hours of vac-ing the CC. Don't know if this is exceptable because I'm a newbie but it is quite effective.

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thanks for the suggestions
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Old 02-28-2004, 03:04 PM   #5
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w/ CC it wont hurt anything. With a DSB you want it in the tank because it is valuable living area for the bacteria.
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