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Old 04-09-2012, 04:30 PM   #1
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Cloudy tank

Its been three weeks and a half weeks since i started my tank up and it has been cloudy for about a week and a half now. I have my bak pak bio filter and my powerhead both running. On the back side of the tank there is like a white substance that is starting to stick to it also, I'm not sure what it is. Will the tank end it end up clearing up by itself or should I do something about it and if so what? And do you know what the substance might be?
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:49 PM   #2
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The white substance on the back of your tank might be dead coralline algae if the tank has been used for SW. As for getting the tank to get less cloudy quicker, water changes might help with that. Normally sand causes water to be cloudy but since it has been up for a week I am not sure if that is a possibility.
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:50 PM   #3
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Can you post a picture? Is ot growing on the glass sand or somethink else?
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:42 PM   #4
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Yea sorry i thought I attached the photos here they are
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Here's what the water looks like
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What kind of sand did you use
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I used carrib sea ocean direct sand the original grade
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I have no idea I would do a water change run charcoal/carbon for a few days and put some floss in your filters to try to clean it up.
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I did a water change so well see if it helps. thanks for the help
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You might try pointing the powerhead up some incase it is kicking some of your sand up. Is the tank cycled yet? Once the bacteria start really growing in the sand bed it becomes more "sticky" and you don't get so much sand flying around the tank.
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