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Old 11-29-2002, 10:31 AM   #1
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50 gal has been running smoothly now for about 6 weeks. (My 1st SW). Have diatom dusting. Calupra growing. Ph 8.3. 80 temp. Some LR & 4" LSB. two fiesty damsels. Was doing weekly maint. cleaned quick filter on power head, cleaned glass. Am planning on adding 50 lb more LR & better lites. So I added Sea chem supps for good start. The next morning tank is cloudy. 1st time thats happened. Would the supps do that? Any ideas? Also what are your ideas on live plants in reef tank? The LFS got me to put them in to help get tank started but I have since noticed you don't see any in lots of peoples pix. This is the secound day and the clouding is getting better. Thanks
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The LFS gave you macro algae (plants) to put in your tank to compete with undesirable algae. It's a little early IMO for macro but if it survives, it's a good thing. I have lots of macro algae in my tank. Some folks grow it in their refugium.

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Depending on your tank's water params and the particular supplements you added, you could have had something precipitate out and cause the cloudiness...usually calcium carbonate or Magnesium Carbonate. Post some more details about your water and supps.
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The water is R\O water I added Reef +, Reef Complete, and Reef calcium. As per garf.org recipe. It has cleared back up today.
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