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Old 08-02-2009, 02:24 AM   #11
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fist let me ask you this.

did you first put the substrate in, then fill it with water, then add salt?
if so, when did it actually become cloudy?
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Old 08-02-2009, 02:26 AM   #12
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I put the substrate in, then like a week later i added RO/DI water. Then the next day i added in the salt. It became cloudy after i put in the salt.
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Old 08-02-2009, 02:26 AM   #13
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why arent they on?!?!
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Old 08-02-2009, 02:28 AM   #14
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Because first off, i have no filter bags because i am putting LR rubble in the filter. And i dont need to have my skimmer on because well.. theres nothing to skim! lol. There isnt anything making waste so it would be pointless to put it on.
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then the only reasonable answer is its the salt.
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Old 08-02-2009, 02:28 AM   #16
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lol, Links, get that filter going!! Thats why its still cloudy!!
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Old 08-02-2009, 02:30 AM   #17
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Yeah i know, thats what i figured. But still, i have nothing to put in the filter. I mean its on, but its just pumping out water. Nothings getting cleaned lol. I was putting LR rubble in there so i sorta have to wait until the LR gets here to do that lolol.
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Hello, Just to get you started off you are doing everything fine. Your salinity will change from time to time but for now 1.025 is good to keep it at. Are you planning on having a FOWLR or Reef Tank? Your water temperature will raise and lower throughout the day if you are having high temperature in your room I would lower your thermometer to about 74-78 degress at least you will still get some heat from your lighting fixture. Also with mixing your Salt Mix make sure you are mixing your water 24hr prior to adding it to your system this will insure you'll have your salt mixed properly mixed. I use Oceanic and it has done a great job for me. But with it being cloudy just give it a few days it will clear up. HTH
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What size Tank do you have?
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OH, alright thanks. Btw, what i meant was my salinity was 1.022.5 rofl. Not 1.025. Thats sort of high. xD Also my tank is going to be reef. And it is a 55G.
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