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Old 08-15-2003, 11:08 AM   #1
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Cloudy Water

I started my 80-Gal tank Wednesday and after I put salt and LS in tank it took about 5 hours to clear up. Thursday I noticed that the water was starting to get a little cloudy, but also noticed the powerhead was pointing down in the LS and moved it. Today water is still just as cloudy, I know that it may take up to a few weeks for everything to settle down. But I am concerned the fact that the water became clear shortly after LS and salt was added and then becomming cloudy that there may be another problem.

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you must give your tank a little more time to clear up the salt needs time to dissolve fully into the water and sand is rather cloudy so it should clear up in a week or less.
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like Pacu Man said it well clear up my tank is two weeks old and it just cleared up
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what is the general color of the cloudiness? If it is whiteish, it is quite likely just debree from the sand, give it a few days and it should clear up.

if the cloudiness is greenish in color you may have a suspended algae bloom. Turn off your lights, and do a water change. Hopefuly you're using RO water? If you're using tap water this could be contributing to an algae bloom.

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I am using RO water, and it is defiantly a white cloud, like smoke almost. The light have not been on since I put water in it.
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