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Old 09-23-2004, 01:51 AM   #1
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Cloudy Water

My tank has been set up for a couple of days and the water is still cloudy. I havened added any liverock or anything yet. Just sand and salt. I have my powerhead running and an aerator. Will this problem clear up or is there something else i need to do. This is my first attempt at a reef aquarium and i really don't know what i am doing. I have done everything that i was told to do and i cant figure out what is wrong. Can anybody help.
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29gal.
65W Accentic 65W Daylight PC
Aquaclear 150 HOB Filter (soon to be upgraded to a 15gal refugeum)
Seaclone 100 Protein Skimmer
20 lbs Live Sand ~2in SB
35 lbs Live Rock ~ (wanting to have about 45lbs when done)
1 yellow watchman goby
1 saddle back clown that hosts my condy
1 cleaner shrimp
1 peppermint shrimp
hermits and snails
2 emerald crabs

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Closed Brain Coral
Starburst polyps (2 colors)
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Old 09-23-2004, 02:20 AM   #2
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what kind of filter system do you have
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Old 09-23-2004, 03:04 AM   #3
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I am not sure what type it is. It is apoximately 8in wide though. It has a foam pad for a prefilter and another thing for a bacteria, don't know the technical name. It also had a bag of carbon with it but the man at the fish store told me not to put it in there. He didnt give a reason though.
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29gal.
65W Accentic 65W Daylight PC
Aquaclear 150 HOB Filter (soon to be upgraded to a 15gal refugeum)
Seaclone 100 Protein Skimmer
20 lbs Live Sand ~2in SB
35 lbs Live Rock ~ (wanting to have about 45lbs when done)
1 yellow watchman goby
1 saddle back clown that hosts my condy
1 cleaner shrimp
1 peppermint shrimp
hermits and snails
2 emerald crabs

Corals
Devils Finger Leather
Closed Brain Coral
Starburst polyps (2 colors)
Yellow Colony Polyps
Pink and silver zoos
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Old 09-23-2004, 01:15 PM   #4
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are you saying you have a sump or a wet/dry system? Can you take a pic and post it? Also the tank will be cloudy for a while...mine took about a week to settle completely. However I have seen people on here say theirs has cleared in 2-3 days...
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Old 09-23-2004, 01:49 PM   #5
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I have a sump system. It has started to clear a little. There is particles of sand accumulating in the bottom layer of the filter. Should i leave it in there or should i clean it out.
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29gal.
65W Accentic 65W Daylight PC
Aquaclear 150 HOB Filter (soon to be upgraded to a 15gal refugeum)
Seaclone 100 Protein Skimmer
20 lbs Live Sand ~2in SB
35 lbs Live Rock ~ (wanting to have about 45lbs when done)
1 yellow watchman goby
1 saddle back clown that hosts my condy
1 cleaner shrimp
1 peppermint shrimp
hermits and snails
2 emerald crabs

Corals
Devils Finger Leather
Closed Brain Coral
Starburst polyps (2 colors)
Yellow Colony Polyps
Pink and silver zoos
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Old 09-23-2004, 10:25 PM   #6
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If it were me I would leave it alone a while. Wait a few more day and then get a syphone hose and get a suction going. Suction out the area that has the sand in it careully. Or it wont hurt to leave it there as when the bacteria starts to grow on it, it will be less apt to move around. Also if you have a filter pad rinse this out at the same time to get the sand particles out.
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Old 09-24-2004, 12:14 AM   #7
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Thanks a lot. Since this is my fist reef tank i have a lot of questions and i apreciate your guys help. I will try that and keep you updated.
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29gal.
65W Accentic 65W Daylight PC
Aquaclear 150 HOB Filter (soon to be upgraded to a 15gal refugeum)
Seaclone 100 Protein Skimmer
20 lbs Live Sand ~2in SB
35 lbs Live Rock ~ (wanting to have about 45lbs when done)
1 yellow watchman goby
1 saddle back clown that hosts my condy
1 cleaner shrimp
1 peppermint shrimp
hermits and snails
2 emerald crabs

Corals
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Closed Brain Coral
Starburst polyps (2 colors)
Yellow Colony Polyps
Pink and silver zoos
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