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Old 04-06-2005, 06:49 PM   #1
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silt in my water

How can I get rid of silt that I have in my water? the water is just a little murky, but there is ALOT of silt that is floating around in it.
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:23 PM   #2
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Point your PH toward the surface a little. Or, use a preskimmer box.
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Old 04-06-2005, 09:49 PM   #3
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I have a pre skimmer box. It is not that there is surface silt...it is silt floating around in the water.
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-50gal tank
-20gal tall sump / refugium.
-About 15-20 lbs of live rock
-60 lbs (3") of sand.
-2x65w power compact lights
-2x18w power compact in the refug.
-bak pak 2R
-3 LARGE feather dusters all differebt colors
-orange spotted goby
-fire fish
-12 or so hermits
-50-60 nassairus snails
-about 12 turno snails
-emrald crab
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Old 04-06-2005, 10:50 PM   #4
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Have you tried mechanical filter media. I've had success with this blue pad media (don't remember name). I know there are micron filter pads (have never used them) which might help. only other suggestion I have are water changes or less water circulation to let it settle (would take hours to days, depending on the size of the particles and movement of water).
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Old 04-06-2005, 11:30 PM   #5
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I am thinking of doing 5 gallons tommorow, and 5 gallons 2 days after that.
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-20gal tall sump / refugium.
-About 15-20 lbs of live rock
-60 lbs (3") of sand.
-2x65w power compact lights
-2x18w power compact in the refug.
-bak pak 2R
-3 LARGE feather dusters all differebt colors
-orange spotted goby
-fire fish
-12 or so hermits
-50-60 nassairus snails
-about 12 turno snails
-emrald crab
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Old 04-07-2005, 12:41 AM   #6
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Small water changes will thin out silt. One bigger change will get rid of more of the silt than two smaller ones.
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