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Old 02-07-2012, 08:48 PM   #11
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A aqua-clear 300 its an older model but is brand new...I bought it years ago for a fresh water tank and never used it. All it has is the filter block and a media bag of bio-max

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I had a sand storm when first setting up, which my Fluval 305 picked up a lot of, but most just settled back down. After the first day I cleaned out the canister and it was just full of the stuff.
If you still can, I'd suggest thoroughly rinsing the sand now. Agitate the heck out of it by hand, dump the cloudy water, repeat until the water doesn't get so cloudy anymore. Seems like a waste of salt mix, but now may be your only chance. Once you have fish, rock, etc., and the sand bed is established you won't be able to. You'll go through a lot more salt mix down the road anyway.
In my case, falling for the bagged 'live sand' from the LFS and thinking that rinsing would remove the 'live' benefit, I didn't rinse. Now everything is set up and I can't. Wish I had. Also wish I had a better mix of granule sizes, all fine looks a little boring now.

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Old 02-08-2012, 10:45 PM   #13
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I have a new saltwater I'm running and I'm using really fine line sand..I think it's number 0 size...my ? Is its always cloudy how can I get rid of it..

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