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Old 06-19-2006, 08:24 PM   #1
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Hi. Had a friend get me into saltwater aquarium...then he stopped talking to me(lol), so I need some advice on some things. I have a 40 gal long,crushed coral bottom, yellow tang, pygmy angel, 2 turbo snails, 1 zebra snail, 1 arrow crab, 1 damsel(small). I have an Emperor 400 bio-wheel(80 gal) filter, and a Cascade 35 gal filter. On Thursday, 6/15, I noticed a slight cloudiness to my water...Friday I couldn't see my backdrop. I changed the cascade filter, and one of the Emperor filters, and a 15 gal. water change. No help. Can I get some advice please?

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Welcome to AA! I can't help with the SW just wanted to welcome you. You can post in the SW section for specific answers to your questions.

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What kind of lights/how long are you running them?
Do you have a test kit, if so, what are your results?
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check your salinity/specfic gravity. maybe there's too much salt in there from the water change.

Or, maybe your crushed coral was not rinsed well enough when you filled it, and it has a lot of dust underneath (crushed coral is INCREDIBLY dusty.) Your substrate could be getting stirred up by the janitors, releasing all that dust into your water...

Just something for thought.

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I would get the water back to acceptable levels immediately! I would do a 50% water change to start with and add a protein skimmer. I couldn't believe the nasty slimy gunk the protein skimmer took out of my water. It's been a while since I kept salts and its hard to tell whats going on with your tank with the little info provided. I'm also far from a salt expert but the thought of you losing these guys just makes my stomach hurt! Good luck and keep us posted on the outcome.

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