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Old 01-10-2012, 08:41 AM   #1
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My LFS told me I needed to put a little more sand in my tank... Well I forgot and started addin water already... So I stopped and added more sand before this the water was clear now it's sandy like... Will this die down during the cycle process?
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yes. how much do you have in it?
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:48 AM   #3
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At the time I added the sand it had 25 gallons on it now it it completely full w about 40 gallons
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What type of filter are you using? I usually leave the filter off for a little while until the bigger particles settle a little bit so it doesn't damage my pump. If possible use some floss to take out the little stuff and polish the water. It might take a day or so but it will be crystal clear.
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I did turn off the pump for a out 4 hours while I was away from home and most died down and I turned it back on before going to bed... It's still Lil cloudy this morning but not as bad..,, what is floss exactly?
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This is the filter I am using... My LFS told me that be my best bet over the crazy canister things I have because they are so out dated
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i uses a aquaclear 70 on my 25 gallon tank, however I just got a Reef Octopus BH-1000 Protein skimmer to help out. I thought and was told that with my size tank the aquaclear would be all i needed for filtration ofther then Live rock but it just simply isnt true at least for me.
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He actually recommended the 110 but I didn't have the money for that so went w the 70 for now
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The 110 isn't needed all the filter does is removes particles in the water so they aren't floating around. It won't work as filtration like it does in freshwater.
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Oh ok... So do I need to get a skimmer? Or just wait?
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