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Old 04-25-2013, 11:22 PM   #1
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Didn't rinse live sand

So, i brought some live sand from my LFS and i asked the man there if i have to rinse the sand, and he told me no. So i didn't rinse it. I put the sand in, put a dish and slowly poured the water in.

But the tank is really cloudy and there is some foam up at the water line =/ I ran out of distilled water to make more.

will it settle? is this okay? sorry i am a freshwater person and this is my first time trying anything saltie.

Oh this is not a full salt water tank, this is a brackish 1.011 specific gravity tank. Its suspose to be a semi ecosphere for hawaiian volcano shrimps opae ulae. I have live sand, live rock and a few lava rocks in this bowl.

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Old 04-25-2013, 11:43 PM   #2
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Yes it will settle takes a while do you have a extra filter? Was there a small pack of clarifier in the bag? Rinse the filter flood out once in awhile then replace it.

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Old 04-26-2013, 12:11 AM   #3
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Let the sand settle, this is natural and rinsing the sand would have removed any of the BB if it was live. Give it a few days, patience is key in saltwater. Not even key, necessary to succeed.
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:16 AM   #4
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So the sand has mostly settled. Sadly my shrimps has arrived so i had no choice but to add them to the tank. lol, but luckily they are opaes soooo i hope they will be fine

water parameters are holding steady. =<..
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:09 PM   #5
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It'll clear with time ... my (90 gal) tank took a week to completely clear... but went from almost opaque to crystal clear in that week. (I also got a lot of foam... it cleared up too.)
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