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Old 09-04-2011, 11:57 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:24 AM   #2
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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?
It takes a little while patience is the key I just set up a 180g put rocks and all and it took about a week
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I had trouble with this too I was rinsing too much at once I had to do about 4 100% water changes to get mine clear and when I filled back up I put a bowl at the bottom of the tank so I didn't stir up anymore
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:01 AM   #4
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thanks guys ill just try and wait it out and see how it goes. im wondering if i need to empty the tank and rinse the sand more and fill with new water. i hope not that alot of work and its like taking 10 steps in the wrong direction.
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thanks guys ill just try and wait it out and see how it goes. im wondering if i need to empty the tank and rinse the sand more and fill with new water. i hope not that alot of work and its like taking 10 steps in the wrong direction.
If that's an option and fish aren't waiting to go back in I would and just rinse small amounts at a time it will save you multiple water changes
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fish are waiting to go back in but if they need to stay in the qt tank for another week i guess they will be fine
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fish are waiting to go back in but if they need to stay in the qt tank for another week i guess they will be fine
If there is a way to use a Micron sock or media that would help as well as long as u rinse it out every couple of days
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Yea I'm using a mesh 200 micron filter sock already. The tank was really clear this morning when I woke up. So I added all the rock to the tank. Ofcourse it clouded up a little but its starting to settle
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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.
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I agree with Mr x just be patient and it should clear up
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