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Old 09-05-2011, 04:07 PM   #11
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a cannister filter or HOb filter would be a help also. it's not uncommon to have this for a week. draining the tank and re-rinsing and you'll probably have the same issue.
Not if the sand wasn't rinsed enough there is a difference between dirty sand and sand floating in the water
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Old 09-05-2011, 04:16 PM   #12
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i rinsed it for 2 hours
i'd say it was rinsed enough.
whats floating in the water 2 days later is sand dust. sand, sand dust, or dirt all can be removed from the tank with filters.
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Old 09-05-2011, 04:25 PM   #13
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so its been 48 hours since ive put the sand in my new tank and my water is still cloudy. maybe i didnt rinse my sand enough i mean i rinsed it for 2 hours but im stumped. ive added some filter foam in the bubble trap right before my return pump.Alse added some aqueon water Clarifier. it seems like nothing works. i dont wanna put my rock in the tank still its clear. i have carbon in the tank and bio-zorb in media socks in the first chamber of my sump.

has anybody had to deal with this or have any ideas of what i can do?
I use to have the same problem until I started using kids play sand and since then I've never had a problem rinse it for 10-15mins then drop it in and off to the bottom it settles
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i'd say it was rinsed enough.
whats floating in the water 2 days later is sand dust. sand, sand dust, or dirt all can be removed from the tank with filters.
You can rinse for 5 hours if your rinsing too much at once you will never get it clean and when disturb the sand bed if it instantly looks like muddy water it's not rinsed enough yes tge filter will remove it but I would find it annoying if everytime I move anything it clouds up again
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the play sand doesn't buffer the ph though. that's the drawback.
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:00 PM   #16
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ya its really starting to clear up. i have a hob filter in there for when i start my quick cycle all my liverock and filter media have all been kept alive in my other tank i also have filter media in my qt tank where my fish and inverts are. heres a few pics




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Looking really good man
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ya its really starting to clear up. i have a hob filter in there for when i start my quick cycle all my liverock and filter media have all been kept alive in my other tank i also have filter media in my qt tank where my fish and inverts are. heres a few pics

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I think I want it. LOL
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thanks guys. nelson isnt your tank a 45 tall to? your tank look sweet to.
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thanks guys. nelson isnt your tank a 45 tall to? your tank look sweet to.
Thanks. It is coming along nicely. One big problem though. It is a 45 not a 245. LOL
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