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Old 10-13-2013, 08:56 PM   #1
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Super cloudy water on start up?

My water is solid milk colored..Lol it clouded up when I added the salt..is ok? It looks like a TV in the pic Haha.
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:59 PM   #2
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So you didn't mix the salt with water prior to adding to tank? Just dumped salt in the tank?
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Nope. I mixed it in the empty tank with an air stone and powerhead going..
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:29 PM   #4
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Was it cloudy in the bucket? Is it new sand in the tank? If so, did you rinse it very well? If not, then it's the sand clouding things up and eventually it will settle. It could take a couple days. I ran filter floss in my hang on back filter to help speed the clearing up process...
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Well I mixed it in the tank and it was very cloudy...I added 25lbs of live sand shortly after
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Well I mixed it in the tank and it was very cloudy...I added 25lbs of live sand shortly after
Yea I wouldn't worry about it, it will settle. Hook up a HOB filter like I did, it will definitely speed things up.
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:34 PM   #7
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It may take a while but it will clear it will take a little longer cause you mixed salt in tank and you also added sand so it's now a waiting game.
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Ok...cool I have a 15 g extra ill hook up..fml I need to add about more lbs of sand..its going to cloud again isnt it?
Can I use regular rock (not live) in my filter as rubble and it will build bacteria? Also should I keep my pumps and all on or turn them off and let things settle
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I would add all the sand now. What you mean by rock was it once live or you talking bout regular rock regular rock I would say no cause I never used it or heard of anyone that did in a saltwater tank you can use lr cured or not.
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They're probably just talking about dry rock, rubble. If so, then yes, you can and yes, it will become live for added biological filtration.
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