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Old 10-05-2015, 01:32 AM   #1
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Sand particles!!! getting irritated

Hey guys I have a 40 gallon some what reef tank (few pieces of coral and few nems other than that FOWLR) I don't have an over flow or a sump just powerhead heater and lights! Now my tank has been running for 2 years now and I can't rid of these sand particles at all. I've done water changes and those haven't helped how can I rid of these sand particles?

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Old 10-05-2015, 05:21 AM   #2
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In the water column? On your corals? Is your tank bare bottom?
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Old 10-05-2015, 05:29 AM   #3
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No its like slightly cloudy they just float around and float around on the water surface kind of irritating

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Okay, are you positive it is sand particles and not microbubbles or fish poop or simply gases leaving your sand bed / rock?
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Yes I'm sure I've had this problem since I started this tank I didn't mix the sand good enough and ended up with insanely cloudy water for days!!!!

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Old 10-05-2015, 05:43 AM   #6
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You can get a hang on back filter and pack it with filter floss making sure to clean it on a very regular basis. Another thought are your powerheads pointed anywhere near your sand? Kicking it up?
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No top of the tank pointed straight across slightly pointed upwards

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Add a surface skimmer to your skimmer, or surface skimmer add on to your filter.
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I don't have any type of filtration I let the rock filter just a power head for circulation but now I'm thinking about a protein skimmer

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