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PostSubject: cloudy tank   Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:09 pm

I setup my reef tank about a week ago and its still fairly cloudy and I'm not sure what the issue could be
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PostSubject: Re: cloudy tank   Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:10 pm

You say its been setup for a week,is that with a filter that has a cartridge or prefilter to premove any debree?What kind of sand/coral did you use and did you rinse it well?Finaly is there anything else added to the tank ornaments,rock,life of anykind?
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PostSubject: Re: cloudy tank   Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:13 pm

I did rinse the sand it's fine aragonite sand and theres about 15 pounds of rock in it and yes the filter has been going
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PostSubject: Re: cloudy tank   Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:15 pm

Is the rock or sand live?There are a few things that could be going on one of wich is a bacterial bloom.
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PostSubject: Re: cloudy tank   Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:17 pm

No I don't any live sand put I have a piece of live rock
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PostSubject: Re: cloudy tank   Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:20 pm

So generaly speaking I would rinse out your filter cartridge place it back in the filter add some carbon in a sock if possible as this will absorb any free organics.I have had much luck with clarity wich is a floculating agent that should assist in clearing the tank regardless of the problem.The day after using this I would rinse the filter and carbon sock again as to remove any solid debree prior to breaking down.A water change with a slight gravel vac will also help speed things up.Do you have a skimmer?that is also a help in a cloudy tank depending on the cause.
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PostSubject: Re: cloudy tank   Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:25 pm

So it sounds like it most likely is just free floating particles wich should be removed by proper filtration.Clarity is a product that you can buy at most pet stores and works wonders with helping filters clear tanks up.Another thing you can try is to put a rock underneath the return flow of your filter as to help break up the turbulance created at the sand bed by the filters flow.
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PostSubject: Re: cloudy tank   Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:25 pm

I cleaned up my filter and I cleared up most of it I also did a water change which helped a lot also
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PostSubject: Re: cloudy tank   Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:08 am

Good to hear Man.You should post up some pics of your new setup.Sometimes I like to start a build thread about the tank and chime in once and a while to post a picture and see my progress over time.
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PostSubject: Re: cloudy tank   Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:28 pm

i think im going to post up some pictures of my setup tonight i took a water sample in to all for fish and the owner said i could test my tank with a fish if i want to because my water peremitters were right so i snagged up a cheap green chromis.
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PostSubject: Re: cloudy tank   Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:25 pm

looking forward to seeing a new setup.I love my chromis...except my yellow,he is an A$$!!!
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PostSubject: Re: cloudy tank   Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:27 pm

hes a blue green crhomis i think should i get a few more later on or should be fine by himself
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PostSubject: Re: cloudy tank   Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:54 am

I have seen them kept by themselves with other peaceful fish.However to really enjoy their slendor you will want to get a group,they are a shoaling fish.
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