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Old 08-02-2009, 05:37 PM   #51
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Haha xD Yeah yeah yuck it up. All i know is that i wont be killing any fish because i wont be mixing salt in the tank when i have inhabitants lolol.
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Old 08-02-2009, 05:59 PM   #52
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Just FYI... i have a new 125g and I added RODI water..... then added salt... stayed cloudy for about 8 hrs.... then I added sand and it stayed cloudy for abou 8 more hours.... after that it was crystal clear.... but I did have all the filtration on LOL
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:06 PM   #53
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Yeah thanks man. I just dont have any filtration on whatsoever so i can take a guess and say that the cloudiness was prolonged because of 0 filtration
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:22 PM   #54
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When I first filled my 120 it was cloudy I put filter floss in my canister and ran it within 4 hrs the tank was XTAL clear. When the filter media arrived (2 days later) I filled the canister and started the cycle with everything on except the skimmer. It only took three weeks for my tank to cycle.
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:01 PM   #55
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If you added the substrate and then added the water and then added the salt mix then all that mixing with the substrate in there is the reason. It`s not the salt mix. Oceanic is one of the best out there IMO. You should have mixed it up without the substrate in there. The cloudiness is from the substrate I`m sure.
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:36 PM   #56
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I can imagine. And you hit the nail on the head. Thats exactly the order i did it in. Substrate, water, then salt mix. But its not that big of a deal anymore. My tank is just about as clear as it can get with 0 filtration going on.
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:49 AM   #57
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I would keep the water moving with or without filter media, standing water is not a good thing it will become a breeding ground for other things.
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:53 AM   #58
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Yep i know, i have both of my koralias going. I had a sand tornado in my tank the other day and it was a pretty big one at that. Had to change directions of the pumps lol.
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:10 AM   #59
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Cool, Looking forward to progress reports and pics. So far it's looking good. When are getting your live rock?
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Funny you should mention that. about five minutes ago, i ordered 45lbs of fiji LR from liveaquaria. In about 3-4 hours when i wake up, im going to order 30lbs of again, fiji LR from intmarinefish.com. Wanna catch that sale before they close it off. Anyways, bed for me. Adios.
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