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Old 10-27-2012, 11:10 PM   #1
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New guy with new tank...cloudy water problems

I don't even have anything in the tank yet, just getting started. I have the right salt level and plan on adding the sand soon, but the water seems to be cloudy to me. It's been running about three weeks now and it still hasn't cleared up. Is there some kind of test I can do to see if there is anything in there that shouldn't be? Thx for any help.
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:12 PM   #2
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I don't even have anything in the tank yet, just getting started. I have the right salt level and plan on adding the sand soon, but the water seems to be cloudy to me. It's been running about three weeks now and it still hasn't cleared up. Is there some kind of test I can do to see if there is anything in there that shouldn't be? Thx for any help.
What do u have for filtration?
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:41 PM   #3
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I have two xp3 one with a med black filter in it and the other is just circulating water.
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I have two xp3 one with a med black filter in it and the other is just circulating water.
Can u take a pic? I run a sump, is the xp3 a HOB? Also, size of ur tank?
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Where did you get your water from? Did you use RO/DI water or get it from LFS
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I'll try to get a pic. The filters are canister filter with three levels you can put filters in. It's a 75 gallon tank. I use ro water from Meyers. Let me tell you to that it took some time at 20 gallons a trip. Lol. Want to thank you all to for taking the time to give me help.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:36 PM   #7
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That's a nice size tank to start with. You might have to do some PWC's, keep in mind it might be worth the money to invest in a RO/DI water. Throw some pics up later to let us know what it's looking like.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:05 PM   #8
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:16 AM   #10
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Thats crazy your tank has been running for 3 weeks now and it's still cloudy cause 3 of my tanks only stay cloudy for an hour or so
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