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Old 03-01-2009, 10:17 AM   #1
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Angry OPPPSSSSS! please someone anyone

ok so i get the ro water filter spend all day making water and filling my tank added 200lbs of live sand followed the directions. so i did not rinse out the sand now the water is so clowdy I cant see any of the rocks i put in (base rock still have the live rock in the box) still trying to adjust the protein skimmer but cant get it to work just right i feel like all im doing is cycling the same water. (not geting it cleaned) am i going to have to empy it out and start over???? or will the clowdines settle. its been a day and i dont se a diferrence!!!
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The cloudyness will clear up. No need to start over. I would just put the live rock in there anywhere just to get it out of the box. The longer it's in the box the more die off it will have.
What kind of skimmer do you have?
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:51 AM   #3
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Have a HOB filter hanging around? I ran a HOB with just some filter floss, cleared my water in 12 hours.
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:55 AM   #4
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live rocks in the tank

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Old 03-01-2009, 10:59 AM   #5
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I have a penguin bio-weel 350 use to have it on my fresh water tank think that will work? should i buy the cartrages of just stuff the back with floss?
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i just rammed my filter full of floss.... the dust may do damage to your impeller... so after it clears up pull the impeller out and wash it out really good before using again
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As mentioned above the tank will clear eventually.The added floss was a good idea I thought.
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:13 PM   #8
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looks like its clearing up should i run my powerheads? or should i wait?
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If you want it to settle faster Keep them off.
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:30 PM   #10
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got some BIO-Spira live nitrifying bacteria to prevent new tank syndrome and speed up the establishing process. when should i add it tank is still clowdy.
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