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Old 08-24-2006, 08:08 PM   #1
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aragonite sand bed (murky water issue)

I just set up a sand bed for the first time and now the water is real murky. I can only see like 3-4 inches in. Will this clear by itsself? Should I use my filter? Its been about 12 hours since I set it up. I rinsed the sand before use.
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You can use some mechanical filtration for the super fine particles, but it will settle on it's own. Just takes time.
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I dont know if it will remove any of hte salt, but I use paper towels in a tank I am setting up to clear our any sand/foggyness before adding fish. Just replace the filter with a few wads of paper towels and replace it every day, should clear it out in a day or two.
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If you have a quick connect for the bottom of a high end power head just plug into with a fresh white filter. I usually clean any murky items up (Sandy) in a couple hours.

Remove and rinse with shower head and replace after a quick dip in Salt water.
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Or just be patient and wait 2 days or so, and it'll dissapear.
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Or just be patient and wait 2 days or so, and it'll dissapear.
I agree! When I switched my CC for sand, I had fish in the tank, it didn't bother anyone.

Please don't cycle with live animals.
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I changed CC to sand a week ago. I wrapped my powerheads in filter wool ( my lfs gave me a HEAP for free ) and the water was crystal clear the next morning. I think it would have taken another day or so if I hadnt used this...but I dont think that would have hurt anything
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