I've set up my 65 gal
I added 40lbs of sand on friday. of course this got the water cloudy but I didnt worry as I have read this would happen and would seatle down over the next day or so. Sat it was a little cloudy but looking good. After chating w/ the LFS
on a question i had bout the skimmer we got onto the subject of the live sand. which i had not added just yet. I was going to wait untill I had stable salinity.
When i 1st checked hy pos hydrometer said i was at about a 1.025. after i added the sand it droped and i had added more salt to slowly bring it back up to a 1.022 1.023. I was told that it would be ok so i added 20lbs of Live sand < link - http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113554
) ( note i didnt get it from fosters this is just so you know what i'm useing).
So I added the live sand and ... of course the water got even more cloudy. This was expected. The bag said no rinse was needed. It also had some little packet of stuff that was to be added. I didnt add it yet as i wanted to wait till the live rock was added and i was holding off on adding that till the water cleared up so i could see wth i was doing. well this was done sat around 11am.. sat came n went.. sunday came n went and now its monday and the water isnt any less cloudy then when i 1st added the live sand.
all my ph's n skimmer are running
the water temp is around 76. (im bring in a calabrated thermometer to make sure the one i have is correct, nice to work in a lab hehe)
I am getting what looks like a white film on the ph's and side of glass. it doesnt feel slimy or anything.
WTH did I do wrong?
should I turn everything off for a day n see if that helps?
I dont know if it helps but i do have a bare spot on the front right corner of the tank. the ph's got the water moveing around quite a bit. I wasnt concerned as i fig once the rock gets in it would divert more of the water n help prevent this.
I have been chating with melosu58 and hes been a great help. Thanks mike.
At 1st I wasnt concerned bout the cloudyness. I've read it would clear up over time. Melosu58 confirmed this. but now after 2days the water isnt looking any better im a little concerned that i frelled something up.
cant wait to get past this inital stage n get everything up n running right so i can do my cycle cuz then i know im on the home stretch.
or canister filter < didnt think i was needed>
ordered a Turbo twist uv
ordered a portable refractometer from Dr. Fosters cuz the plastic one i dont trust.