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Old 07-26-2004, 10:05 AM   #1
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I think I made a mistake....

Setting up new 75gal and thougt I was doing everything perfect, until I added the sand. I bought some live agonite sand and dry sand from my LFS. The dry sand said it was from the ocean and didn't contain silica but once I added this sand it was very cloudy. About 24 hours later it cleared up but left a white film all over the class and suds on the side walls of my 30gal sump. Is this normal? The skimmer collected a pinkish milky substance that I emptied a couple of times, now my skimmer, pump and everything has a white film on it. Before I add my rock and fish is there anything that I should do? thanks
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Old 07-26-2004, 10:09 AM   #2
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Sounds normal to me. Adding sand straight from the bag will cause a cloud. There is a lot of fine particles in the sand. SOme wash the sand to keep the clouding to a minimum. For just starting the tank, you will be fine.

Put a HOB filter on the tank or something similar and it will help clear the water up faster if you want. It will subside though.
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Yep, normal. Expecially if you just dumped the sand in after the tank had water in it.
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that is normal i washed mine first and it still clouded the tank did you add natures ocean? that stuff makes lots of foam and clouds really bad
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