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post #1 of 11 Old 05-09-2009, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Cloudy Water

The water in my tank is so cloudy its not even funny the tanks been running for about three days with sand but it wont go away
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post #2 of 11 Old 05-09-2009, 09:10 PM
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Gosh I wonder what causes the cloudiness? I had a problem with that many years ago. and couldnt figure it out. i dont remember what I did. hope someone here has some helpful ideas.
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post #3 of 11 Old 05-10-2009, 06:36 AM
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Did you use "live" sand, or dry aragonite?

If live... some of this is bacteria that have not settled. You need more live rock for the bacteria to cling to and the cloudiness will disappear quickly.

If dry... this is not unusual. Just wait it out for a few more days.

Provide some more details of your setup and we can help more.
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post #4 of 11 Old 05-10-2009, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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I used 40 pounds of live sand and 20 pounds of dry but the cloudiness is going away thnx
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post #5 of 11 Old 05-10-2009, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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My tank is almost totally normal heres why get this if your tank is at all cloudy
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55 gallon tank
21 pounds of live rock
60 pounds of sand 40 live 20 not
25 to 35 pounds of non live rock
1 three stripe Damsels
1 salfin tang
1 clark's clownfish
1 six line
1 wachtman goby
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post #6 of 11 Old 05-11-2009, 12:00 AM
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What is your alk, calc,salinity,temp, magnes,nitrate,nitrite? lighting system u got? sump or wet/dry kit? more info about the tank would be great how much rock u got? also where did u get the rock ? pumps? everything u can think of would be great!

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post #7 of 11 Old 05-11-2009, 12:07 AM
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p.s. You really need to get a lot more live rock try to find rocks with a lot of purple in color (caroline algae) look on craigslist, thats where I bougt mine from a local guy which he had his tank established for years! You should probably get that before trying to add fish or anything else.
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post #8 of 11 Old 05-11-2009, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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those fish are just cycling the guy at the store said to get some

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55 gallon tank
21 pounds of live rock
60 pounds of sand 40 live 20 not
25 to 35 pounds of non live rock
1 three stripe Damsels
1 salfin tang
1 clark's clownfish
1 six line
1 wachtman goby
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post #9 of 11 Old 05-11-2009, 06:04 PM
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Ya they will help, what kind of sump do you have and return pump and lighting, your equipment?
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post #10 of 11 Old 05-11-2009, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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i have a hang on filter hagan 70 aqua clear and the lighting that came with the tank. i know i dont have to much money. i just a kid lol

"Fish are Friends not Food"

55 gallon tank
21 pounds of live rock
60 pounds of sand 40 live 20 not
25 to 35 pounds of non live rock
1 three stripe Damsels
1 salfin tang
1 clark's clownfish
1 six line
1 wachtman goby
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