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Old 09-18-2012, 02:07 PM   #1
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Help with cycling new tank

My first saltwater tank has been on cycle for 6 days and have lots of fine sand still floating about, it hasn't got any better in the last few days, how long should it take to settle?
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:38 PM   #2
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Did you put your sand in before the water?
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:58 PM   #3
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Yes I put sand in before the water
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:02 PM   #4
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What type of sand did you use?
How did you put your water in?
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:07 PM   #5
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I used arag-alive gravel, I syphoned it in and put a plate on the gravel directing it onto that, hoping that would be enough, do you think a water change would sort it out?
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Do you have any pics on here to see what it looks like?
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:25 PM   #7
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Its quite hard to tell on the photo,.it looks quite clear but fine bits of sand floating everywhere and bubbles on back of tank and on filter and skimmer
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Looks like a nice set up
But it could be either micro bubble floating about or it. Could be sand floating also
To help with it since you have no live stock you could try shutting down you filtration so you have no flow so the sand has no reason to not fall
But you def. need more live rock which will also help with the filtration
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