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Old 08-13-2011, 01:52 PM   #1
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Hello !! I have finally bought a 75 gal saltwater fishtank ( I've been wanting one for yeeeeears ) and have a rookie question :
I set up my tank last night around 6 pm, first I put 4 bags of live sand inside the tank, then I filled with water and then I cut the bags underwater and spread the sand. I have a Skilter 400 filter on it as well. The water is still very cloudy after 18 hrs. I know that it's still to little time for it to be clear but my question is this, how long does it normally take for the cloudiness to settle and should I turn off filter to let it settle faster ?? Thank you for your help !!!!
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leave the filter on that will help it settle quicker also did any of those bags of sand include a packet of clarifiying agent? if so pour that in it will help the sand settle quicker too
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Thanks for the quick reply. The bags of live sand did not came with any clarifying agent. Should I buy some or just wait ?? How long does it normally take for this process ? I just want to know when can I start shopping for fish !!!
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You need to cycle your tank before you buy fish. That might take up to a month. Can be faster for some people.
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