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Old 10-03-2012, 04:18 PM   #31
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And just re-reading your post... You wrote you used chemicals. Which ones? And don't add anything else that is living at this time. I would say the ONLY thing to do now is a blow the rocks off like Con said, maybe do a 50% water change, and STOP adding any chemicals. I think you might just hafta wait it out for now...
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:54 PM   #32
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It was an API Reef Master Test Kit.

I only added one chemical, one time. The chemical I used was prior to adding the SW to the tank. It was called ClearUP.

Clear-UP Natural Water Clarifier | DrTim's Aquatics Store | Cloudy Aquarium Water <--- If you want to check it out.

I will wait it out and do my water changes while blasting the rocks of debri.
Hope it all goes well!
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:00 PM   #33
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If I can make a recommendation.. Since you're just setting the tank up and problem solving, I would get the API Master Saltwater test kit, and put the reef kit aside til you need it. You need to be able to get a grip on PH, Ammonia, Nitrites, and Nitrates... These are the fundamental tests while establishing a tank...
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:06 PM   #34
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If I can make a recommendation.. Since you're just setting the tank up and problem solving, I would get the API Master Saltwater test kit, and put the reef kit aside til you need it. You need to be able to get a grip on PH, Ammonia, Nitrites, and Nitrates... These are the fundamental tests while establishing a tank...
I can absolutely try that. Can't hurt right? I will go pick one up this weekend and test the water again.
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Nice... Make sure you follow the instructions on the NitrAte test, they're finicky Also, when you get the tests, post a pic of the results.. An actual pic of the tubes up against the cards. If you don't mind of course!
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Ahhh... The dreaded API nitrAte kit lol. Shake, rattle and roll that number 2 bottle.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:37 PM   #37
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Ahhh... The dreaded API nitrAte kit lol. Shake, rattle and roll that number 2 bottle.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:18 PM   #38
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Hahahahahahaha shake rattle and rolllll!!!
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I hate that kit.... But it works well, good luck. Also the picture thing is a great way to document the results
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:25 PM   #40
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Weirdest thing happened tonight. I came home from work to find out one of my snails crawled into my overflow box and crawled in one of my drains, causing it to lose the syphon. Meaning my tank couldn't drain as fast as the pump, which caused the pump to suck air. Bubbles all over the tank, but low and behold, the tank is as clear as can be! Not sure why or how, but I am not complaining. Maybe the bubbles that were blowing into the tank caused the particles to rise and drain out? Who knows!

I am still going out this weekend to buy that testing kit, refractometer, and I will be doing some big water changes to make sure this thing clears up and stays clear.

Thanks again for everyone's help!
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