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Old 06-12-2004, 11:32 AM   #1
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a couple quick questions.

Ok first of all i would just like to say thank you for all of your help it is greatly appreciated. Now to the buisness Can anyone tell me the prime temperature and salinity for my 55 gal SW setup FOWLR. Also what can i do to make the water more clear it seems a bit cloudy now. I have heard of adding activated carbon to the filter to achieve this. Is this true?
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Old 06-12-2004, 11:38 AM   #2
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I run mine at 78 degrees-80 degrees at 1.024 to 1.0245. I also don't use any filtration except LR, DSB and a skimmer.
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Need a bit more information. How old is your tank, what are the parameters, is there any livestock in it now, if so, what are they, and what are your feeding habits? Thanks
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What color is the cloudiness of your tank ? Smokey, orange, green ?
Smokey = the tank is eighter cycling or you need some carbon
Orange = Too much nitrates, need more bio-filtration
Green = Algae, needs a phosphate remover
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I like to run at 80-82F and 1.025 salinity.

On the water clarity we need more info. How old is the tank. Do you have a sandy substrate? If the tank is young when did you add the sand? Before adding the water or after adding the water.
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