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Old 03-24-2013, 12:23 AM   #1
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New -cloudy water in marine tank

Hi .I have recently decided to start another marine
Aquarium after a few years .
I recently setup a 70 gal
I am having a problem with the water being very
Cloudy .
Not sure if its the live sand .
I'm very curious how long it will stay this way for .
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How long after adding the sand will it take to clear up ,
I have cleaned the filters and since last night it has cleared up a little
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How long after adding the sand will it take to clear up ,
I have cleaned the filters and since last night it has cleared up a little
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How long after adding the sand will it take to clear up ,
I have cleaned the filters and since last night it has cleared up a little
It usually only takes a couple days but you may be having a bacteria bloom as well so it may take a little longer. It will get there dont worry about it so much.


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It usually only takes a couple days but you may be having a bacteria bloom as well so it may take a little longer. It will get there dont worry about it so much.

No problem
Is it best to run the filters but leave lights off ?
Or turn off pumps to and let things settle
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I normally wait a day for the sand to settle and then turn on filters. I don't turn on and power heads for a couple days. Its bad on pumps if sand gets into them
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I normally wait a day for the sand to settle and then turn on filters. I don't turn on and power heads for a couple days. Its bad on pumps if sand gets into them
Thank you so much for your time .
Something's are hard to find information on .
The last marine tank I set up I didn't use sand .
Is there anything I should know or watch for once starting up pumps ?
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Thank you so much for your time .
Something's are hard to find information on .
The last marine tank I set up I didn't use sand .
Is there anything I should know or watch for once starting up pumps ?
Just noise, if they start making it then I'd turn them off. It may help to run filter floss (<< that stuff will work wonders)
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Just wanted to say welcome!! I see your in good hands!! Andy is the man!!
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