Yesterday I filled my 10 gallon. The salinity was 1.026, I adjusted that down to 1.025 this morning. The water is still not clear. It is the color that tannen has when driftwood is added to a fresh water tank. It is clearer today than yesterday and there are no particles floating around anymore. I assume the water will be totally clear in a couple of days. If you think there is something I should do about this, let me know.
My substrate is sand that was rinsed completely when first used and has been in a freshwater tank for about a year. I let it dry before refilling the tank with saltwater yesterday.
I have a korolia 240 powerhead and HOB
filter with a regenerated purigen bag in the basket.
I wanted my temp to be 79. But even with the heater off it is at 81 or 82. The heater kept turning on when the temp was 82 so I turned it off to see what would happen. Is there anything I should do about this, or will 81 be okay? One of the fish I am considering is a firefish so I have the top pretty well covered.
I have a few days for things to settle before I plan to get my live rock next week. I just wanted to check on the water color and temp conditions right now. Thanks!