I wouldn't add a clarifier.
I would give it a few days. Do you have a TDI meter? If not, you might want to get one to test the water coming out of the RO
I would give the tank a few days to settle. As long as the salinity is right, I think you should be ok. Sounds like you got some residue from the membranes passing into the water during break in of the RO
. This made the water cloudy in your tank. No big deal. I am assuming that you circulated the salt in the RO
water for an hour or two before adding (Atleast)?
Also, I wouldn't remove the HOB
just yet, if you have been running it for a length of time, especially if it has the bio wheels. I would get the protein skimmer broken in over the course of a month or two, and THEN remove one bio wheel. Wait a month, and then remove the entire HOB
from the system.
When you break in a skimmer, it is normal to skim "wet" which is more of a clear sludge.....that's what you have there. Over time, as you dial it in adjusting the water level, you will yield a darker skimmate that is closer to motor oil.