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Old 12-17-2002, 08:29 PM   #1
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In the middle of this and got problems

I've removed my CC and UGF. Placed the sand in and my water is completly cloudy. I ran my filters for an hour no results. They have now been off for 45 min. and not getting any better.What should I do. It is really cloudy. Should I remove a bunch of water?
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It will be ok. Reefrunner said that it wont affect the fish because they are used to the water getting stired in sea storms. Just keep cleaning the filter, it should clear up over night.
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I'm just worried because I can't even see through my tank and I know I wouldn't even see my fish?
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It will settle and the filter will pull what ever else is in the water. But It will take a good 12 hrs. Make sure to bag the fish and float them for awhile to get them back up to temp.
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let thigns run as they are. as long as you have no powerheads blowing down toward the bottom then it will settle out after a few hours you should start to see it clearing up.
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I have put air and a heater in the cooler with the fish also put the light on top. Can I leave them here over night.

I have my PH's blowing at the top of the water blowing straight across is this ok, also I put another power filter on to help.
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Agreed. Don't worry. Even if you can't see one inch into the water. It may take a day or two to settle and will remain very loose until it gets a good coating of bacteria. When it settles, use a turkey baster (not a power head) to gently blow off the LR.
This is very common so don't worry.

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So how long will these fish be ok in the cooler?
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I think I would have left them in the tank. If your power filter has bio media to convert the ammonia you should be OK overnight.

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Your fish will be fine in the cooler for a couple of days if need be. As long as you have the LR in there, heater, powerhead and lights, everything should be fine. Since you are still cycling though, it wouldn't hurt to check the water parameters and do a small water change if necessary.

When I moved, it took my big tank only about 12 hours for the sand to settle, but my small one took a day and a half.....go figure!
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