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Old 10-14-2013, 05:04 PM   #21
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I added salt and first bag of sand yesterday just added a second bag today..im sure itll clear as it did over night
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The foam is just some nastiness in the sand bag. It will dissipate.
yes, there are always risks when adding things to the tank that you don't know the history of. For example, if this guy had ich and added copper to the tank, you would not want that rock for free.
If he had a massive algae problem and gave up trying to correct it, you will have a battle getting the rock cleaned up in a new system.
if there are unwanted hitch hikers on the rock, you'll have to deal with them as well.
You know you can buy dry rock and it will become live in a very short time. You don't really need live rock.
Bulk Reef Supply and Marco rocks sell dry rock fairly reasonably.
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Thanks X, OK so I get home, my tank cleared up a lot..but there's a ton of..junk in there that I guess came with the live sand..little sticks.. rocks.. shells..im in there messing around and sifting threw the sand trying to collect some of the bigger stuff and my tank is just as cloudy as earlier..will it always be like that? If so I might consider replacing the sand with pool filter sand which I have in my 2 freshwater (if possible) I mean it looks like I poured a gallon of milk in..so what if I get sand sifters or whatever will it happen?
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Thanks X, OK so I get home, my tank cleared up a lot..but there's a ton of..junk in there that I guess came with the live sand..little sticks.. rocks.. shells..im in there messing around and sifting threw the sand trying to collect some of the bigger stuff and my tank is just as cloudy as earlier..will it always be like that? If so I might consider replacing the sand with pool filter sand which I have in my 2 freshwater (if possible) I mean it looks like I poured a gallon of milk in..so what if I get sand sifters or whatever will it happen?
I had the same problem and being new it was very traumatizing .
It does settle ,
And after the dust is polished out it will be good .
Run your finder with floss and rinse as needed .
Did you remove all the shells and bigger pieces ?
How deep is the sand in the bottom ?
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Thanks X, OK so I get home, my tank cleared up a lot..but there's a ton of..junk in there that I guess came with the live sand..little sticks.. rocks.. shells..im in there messing around and sifting threw the sand trying to collect some of the bigger stuff and my tank is just as cloudy as earlier..will it always be like that? If so I might consider replacing the sand with pool filter sand which I have in my 2 freshwater (if possible) I mean it looks like I poured a gallon of milk in..so what if I get sand sifters or whatever will it happen?
Finder is supposed to be filter .
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:01 PM   #26
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:40 PM   #27
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I added an whisper ex70 for extra help! Lol weird looking right.?
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:15 PM   #28
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It will clear up. Mine did the same thing with new sand added...took about 3-4 days before it looked good again.
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I would take out anything that's floating around...otherwise, you can leave the shells and stuff.
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