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Old 04-25-2016, 05:22 AM   #21
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By the way I'm going to pick up some water tomorrow to top off my tank is it purified or distilled? I heard distilled is very bad . I was reading through the forums an I heard a lot of distilled being thrown around.


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Old 04-25-2016, 05:37 AM   #22
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ID:	286427 my girl friend woke up this morning and sent me this picture at work it's finally cleared up! Now you can see my two filters and my power head and my wave maker. Should I know remove the big filter and turn on my skimmer? put my light on at all yet?


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That's certainly an improvement👍


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ID:	286434Ok so I left the large filter on there and added bags of carbon to both. I turned my protein skimmer an also the light and I have slight coverage of sand on everything. What's next? I rinsed the filter sponge in the small filter didn't rinse the fine filter pads they look still pretty clean. I think I should get a magnet cleaner. Should I leave my light on all day ?


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Attachment 286434Ok so I left the large filter on there and added bags of carbon to both. I turned my protein skimmer an also the light and I have slight coverage of sand on everything. What's next? I rinsed the filter sponge in the small filter didn't rinse the fine filter pads they look still pretty clean. I think I should get a magnet cleaner. Should I leave my light on all day ?


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What's next? I think you should start cycling. I don't think you need you lights on (at all) for that.
Do you have a decent test kit? You will be monitoring ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate for sure; possibly other parameters as well.


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I would just get all your filter system up and running properly and leave them on 24 seven as for your lights being that you have no corals at the moment I would just leave the lights on 6 to 8 hours a day as there is no need to have it on any longer as it will encourage algae to grow and could even leave the lights off for now if you so choose.


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Ok lights off I have a big filter I added to clear up the tank quicker should I take that off?


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Ok lights off I have a big filter I added to clear up the tank quicker should I take that off?


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Just run with only The equipment that you have decided to go with it should clear on is own without having to add any extra filters The cloudiness is just the chemistry in your tank settling down ,and Will probably be crystal clear within a week.


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Ok running my one filter and skimmer and wave maker should I wait on water changes until everything becomes stable?


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Yeah, just let it set. It'll work it's self out right now
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