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Old 03-19-2013, 03:30 AM   #21
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Oh here's a pics of the sump.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:15 PM   #22
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Mag Drive pumps that way to go.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:55 AM   #23
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So added my substrate. And now adding water. I washed the sand really good before hand but water is still cloudy. Is this normal?
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:57 AM   #24
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Like will it all settle eventually? Or did I just ruin a 40 dollar bag of sand and 55 gallons of water?
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:59 AM   #25
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It will settle down.


My tank clouded up too even after rinsing the sand numerous times, its inevitable it seems.

Mine was clear by the next day. I added a HOB filter I had laying around with filter floss ( I believe it was) just to speed things up.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:07 AM   #26
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Yea I just got done adding all the water about a hr ago and I think it's looking better. Tomorrow ill hook the sump and power heads up and hopefully add salt if its not cloudy anymore. Hooked up the skimmer and will start it tomorrow.

Now question from my wife. Could we jus get a box of salt for 55g and add it. Or do we need to go scoop by scoop?
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:13 AM   #27
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I just added mine scoop by scoop and it dissolved by the next day. I can still see trace amounts since Monday. This is my fourth day and first time doing this.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:39 PM   #28
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So when setting my skimmer up it said I could put it on the sump. Would that be effective as mounting it on the back of the tank?
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:54 PM   #29
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I have a hob skimmer on my sump. Seems to work fine. Less equipment to see in you DT
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:10 PM   #30
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So it appears to be clearing up A little today. I'm going to go ahead and get my sump started today and hopefully my DIY light kit if they have components at the store. Would putting the filter from my 20g help since its already cycled thru?
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