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Old 09-19-2012, 02:08 AM   #1
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Sand settleing ???

I just added my sand to my tank and my question is how long will the water be cloudy? Should I keep everything running (power heads, pumps) while it settles n when will the cloudiness go away?
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I just added my sand to my tank and my question is how long will the water be cloudy? Should I keep everything running (power heads, pumps) while it settles n when will the cloudiness go away?
Could be a day or two. It took my tank about a day and a half to settle. Leave power heads off etc and let it all settle.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:16 AM   #3
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Ok so just let it settle n keep things off like pumps... Ok thanx
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Ok so just let it settle n keep things off like pumps... Ok thanx
Yeah it will settle in, just give it a little time.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:57 AM   #5
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I've found that keeping the pumps on during this period doesn't really make a difference. If you're cycling during this stage, keep the pumps on to circulate the water and keep your cycle going.
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Ok so since I am cycling the new tank, so adding live rock would be fine or wait for it to settle it already has about 80pounds of live sand
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Ok so since I am cycling the new tank, so adding live rock would be fine or wait for it to settle it already has about 80pounds of live sand
If you're currently cycling then yes add your live rock, sand, skimmer, and pumps. You will need to get the bb growing on/in your live rock as you cycle.
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Ok thanx will do..
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Hi,

I had the same trouble. It took my tank about 5 days before it finally settled. So just be patient.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:13 PM   #10
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Will do thanx cristy...
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