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Old 01-20-2013, 12:51 PM   #11
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So I bought 80 pounds of live sand today and 35 pounds of live rock. I added ny sand put the rock in and started to fill her up. Its now full and I have lots if odd foam on top of the water is that normal and I got a hob protien skimmer that I'm going to modifiy my lid to fit around. So the water is super couldy is this normal. From the salt and sand I guess?
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:02 PM   #12
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Yes this is normal, I would say it from your sand. Should go away in a day or so.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:02 PM   #13
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Very Normal. I would get some more live rock, at least 75 pounds. It makes the bio-filtration better. That's just me. :-p More caves for your fish to swim in and out of as well. The safer they fill, they more they will want to be out.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:49 PM   #14
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I plan on getting more just no money left lol. Waiting till tax return to get more
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:22 PM   #15
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I would do dry rock, cheaper and your rock you already have will seed it.
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:47 PM   #16
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+1 on dry rock - definitely a $$ saver especially if you have 35# of LR already. You'll be okay.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:09 PM   #17
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So its super foggy after 10 hours? Have canister filter hooked up and a power head for more water flow. Have not added all the salt yet either only a 15lbs bag still Ned another 7.5lbs add. How long before it clears up
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Did you just put the filter and powerhead on? If so it will take a few hours. Welcome to the game of Patience!!
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:13 PM   #19
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You have a heater in there. I'd add all the salt to the water before you put the sand in - I made that mistake and it took me forever to get the salinty right. Id add the rest of the salt to some water outside the tank and let it mix and then dump it in to the DT. Let it stir it should go away in a couple days. 1-2 should be clearing up.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:15 PM   #20
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I would also invest in a container to mix you salt for water changes. I bought a 17 gallon tub at Target to do mine. This way the temperature and salinity will be correct before adding water. $9 so not to bad.
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