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Old 04-24-2016, 03:06 PM   #11
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ID:	286412slapped a bigger hob on the tank to see if I can get it cleared up a little faster with just filter pads in it I cut from a strip I had


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Old 04-24-2016, 03:18 PM   #12
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You could also try adding some active carbon to help towards clarity The water ,also when adding the water for the first time it can take a number of days before it clears as it is quite common and sometimes even a week or more, also in my opinion is best to run all your filters including flows pumps as this will help The chemistry side of things stabilise much quicker.


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I put this in so I didn't add my pouches of carbon in yet and my protein skimmer is not on yet


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Umm I was thinking after while I would get some crab and shrimp to eat through the sand. I have live rock in there you can't see them but probably only like 10-15 pounds I am getting more just wanted them for better filtration for now.


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This also to could cause a bacteria bloom causing the cloudiness especially in the early stages I think you just need to walk away and let it settle for a week or so. Will be looking forward to seeing it when you start adding stock🙂


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So keep the large filter on or ?


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Yes from my own experience and in my opinion it's better to have everything up and running it will help towards stabilising things quicker. And then just sit back and be patient which is the hard part LOL.


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Well I have 20-30gallon hob and then i put that 50-70 gallon hob I'm asking should I run the 50/70 for awhile or just take it off and let my 20-30 do the work. I have both running


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I'd leave both running. I assume the powerhead is running as well.
I believe you should be aiming for about 45 lbs of LR total.
Will you be doing the raw shrimp cycle method?


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I have 10-15 lbs right now will buy more LR soon. I have my 425 power head and I have and 50-60 gallon power head. Then those those two filters running tomorrow will be 48 hrs running. I will take the bigger power head out and then turn on my skimmer and put my carbon back in. I have never done salt water before. I have only read about people using sand sifters to clean the sands idk to much about it


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