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Old 04-20-2011, 01:40 AM   #1
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Tank start up

I just added all my live rock to my tank and it's really cloudy should i keep my power heads on or turn them off? I have the salt already mixed into the water
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Run a cannister filter or make one
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turn power heads on. yep, some sort of mechanical filtration would be helpful here also. filter floss in a HOB or cannister.
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I have my canister filter running and both power heads how long does it usually take to clear up
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a couple/few days. it differs with the amount of waste in the water.
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Ok thanks should I throw some raw shrimp in now to start the cycle or wait till the water clears ?
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Might as well go ahead and start, clear not not, it'll still build up ammonia.
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how big is your tank, I think its recommended 1 shrimp for about every 30g. I added too much and it almost stalled my cycle
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:38 PM   #10
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