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Old 10-03-2012, 12:49 PM   #11
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I was gonna ask that question about the salt but didn't want to come off as a moron. Lol I just always assume people premix before adding.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:50 PM   #12
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I wouldn't worry about assuming, we are all here to help each other out on this forum! gotta start somewhere right?
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:13 PM   #13
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You added salt directly to your tank? As in your DT? Also did you rinse the chemi pure elite well enough? Power heads stirring up sand?

What's your filtration consist of? Example, I use chemi pure elite, phosguard and purigen. I change my filter floss 2x's a week.

How old is the tank? Maybe debris on the rocks are being kicked up?

Sorry if these were all asked before. I have more questions but we'll start here.

I did not add salt directly to my tank. I slowly mixed about 10 gallons worth of salt in buckets and added to the fuge water until it was at the correct salinty level.

I did rinse the chemi pure bags very well prior to placing into my refugium.

Powerheads are not stirring up the sand. They are more pointed at each other.

I guess my filtration is not much compared to yours. I have the water overflowing into a filter pad, which sit on top of the two bags of ChemiPure. the filter pad is one of those rectangular blocks about 2 inches thick. I change it weekly, so maybe I should change it more often.

Not sure the age of the tank or anything in it. It was a CL's buy. 72 gallon bowfront, 30 gallon fuge, with wooden stand, pump and plumbing attached, and about 100 lbs of base rock.

I concur with the possibility of debri from the rock being kicked up, I just figured it would have cleared up by now.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:16 PM   #14
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Wow wayyyyy too many questions are goin through my head about this... I'm sure Con will hook you up though. But I'll echo that, salt added to your tank? What do you mean also by before salted?? Did you premix your salt before It went into the tank? Or is it just fresh water?..???
Before salted, means I had just RO/DI water in the tank without salt so that I could calibrate the plumbing and figure the tank out before I added about 100 gallons worth of salt to it.

It was premixed prior to placing into the fuge.
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What's ur salinity testing at?
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What's ur salinity testing at?
My salinity level is 1.024
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Has the tank cycled? What r ur other parameters at?
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I'd change the filter floss more often, that's just me though. Also I'd bet its debris from the rocks being kicked around. At water change time do you blast the rocks? I take a turkey baster and blast the rocks and chambers before siphoning the water out.

Purigen can cloud water but not for long. Not sure if you use that. The chemi pure elite should aid in clearing it up. Surprised its not.

I'd do a water change BUT first test your parameters just to rule anything else out. I was also thinking maybe a bacterial bloom, but not so much now.

Hope we've helped. Let us know how it goes.
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Also salinity looks to be ok. I prefer to keep mine at 1.026
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Also salinity looks to be ok. I prefer to keep mine at 1.026
This was the salinity level this morning....

I had not blasted the rocks previously. I should try that.

There's nothing in my tank right now besides snails and hermits. I didnt want to add fish yet until I got this all perfect, as I didnt want to kill the fish if there was something wrong with the water.

Benameyer - I am getting the parameters to the water test now. I wrote everything down.
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