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Old 06-24-2011, 04:38 PM   #1
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I started a new salt 45 hex tank last weekend and forgot to add de-clor to my salt water mixture. #1 killed my living sand and 3 starter fish, now i have a very cloudy tank. Do i start over? Or do a very large water change???
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If it were me I'd start over and do a fishless cycle. No need to put fish through the torture that is toxic ammonia and nitrite.
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I agree with the fishless cycle method.
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:49 AM   #4
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Do a large water change as well. Since you mentioned not putting in de-chlor I'm guessing you aren't using RO-DI? You may want to look into that as well.

+1 fishless cycling. Can take longer but nothing in a SW tank happens fast.
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Cycling with pure ammonia so long as you diligently add it can be fast/just as fast as fish. I cycled my 24 100% with liverock and sand, just putting in some pellets and got it over in 2 weeks.
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