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Old 06-05-2011, 10:21 PM   #1
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Just set up a tank and the water is cloudy with sand. Do I turn on the filter or let the sand settle? Thanks
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turning on the filter will help the sand storm clear quicker
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Just let it settle. By morning it should all be settled. I avoid cloudiness completely by placing plastic bags over the sand while I pour in the water, but that's just because cloudy water is a pet peeve of mine :d
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:32 PM   #4
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Ok thank you
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turning on the filter will help the sand storm clear quicker
It can also break the filter by getting sand stuck in the mechanical parts.
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Lol I've never heard of that happening
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It can break the filter? Are you serious?
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It can break the filter? Are you serious?
Yeah, I was just reading a thread where it happened. I believe to Kelsey. I'll try to look it up for you if you wish. What type of filter do you have? It happened with an aquaclear hob.
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I suppose anything is possible but something that's made to filter out small particles breaking from small particles breaking if that happens take it back lol
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It was probably a fluke, but I'd still recommend letting it settle. It should settle overnight.
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