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Old 01-13-2009, 10:10 PM   #11
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Didja ever measure the ammonia? Depending on the rock's makeup, you may have a lot or little to no ammonia. I see you're adding food, but ya gotta know where you are on the ammonia to guage what you're doing.

Also, since decay and ammonia is slower to occur in colder temps, I'd consider keeping the temp nearer to the 70s, even the higher 70s. 59 to 75 degrees? Need a thermometer too, but I would get way above 59.
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thermometer is in the mail.. as well as the marine test kit. I dont see how ammonia would be tied into the white fog that covers the tank when i touch the filter media.. it looks like salt thats not mixing with the rest of the water.. just imo.. but i dont know about salt tanks... so
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you likely stired up the dust and stuff on the cartridge... put some filter floss infront of or behind you cartridge if possible and it will clear up

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Do you have a refractor or a hydrometer? Its a must have. That way you will always know if you have too much salt.
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:51 PM   #15
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i really dont think it can be too much salt... if your water cant obsorb any more salt.. you got bigger problems than cloudy water

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could it be a problem since i had the filters in and on the entire time ive had the tank up?
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the chemical part of the filter is likely still good its just the floss on the front thats likely loaded with dust particles... for me i use filter floss.. cheap and easier than cartridges... i let the water completely clear.. then very carefully remove the old floss and put new stuff in... let it clear again and do the same. i repeated untill it no longer clouded when i moved the floss. otherwise your just going to have the same trouble over and over


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i figured that would be the case =(
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