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Old 01-10-2012, 04:35 PM
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I recently added 2 40lb bags of caribbean live and on friday. it has not cleared up at all. i have a 90 g w/ overflow and a 30 g sump. the only filter is a little filter fiber on the inlet of the sump, and the pre filter on the 9.5 mag pump. any suggestions or help please???
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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Depending on how you added the sand it may take up to a week or more to fully clear up. Give it some more time. May want to turn off a power head or two if you want.
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Depending on how you added the sand it may take up to a week or more to fully clear up. Give it some more time. May want to turn off a power head or two if you want.
okay, thanks!
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:52 PM   #4
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If you have one laying around like I always do, an oversize HOB or canister filter will help dramatically.
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:57 PM   #5
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nope, no filters
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:25 PM   #6
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nope, no filters
you need a filter to collect all the silt,it'll never settle with out some kind of filter.I used the same stuff for my tank and it took a week to clear up (with filters) and i had to clean EVERYTHING from the silt leftovers.
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if its "carribsea" live sand it will do that every single time. I hate that stuff. lol
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if its "carribsea" live sand it will do that every single time. I hate that stuff. lol
i'll never use it again
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you just have to rinse it or use with a filter sock.
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if its "carribsea" live sand it will do that every single time. I hate that stuff. lol
I'm learning to hate it.... aha
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i'll never use it again
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you just have to rinse it or use with a filter sock.
i set up my sump with a glass inlet, so its kinda hard to get a filter sock in there... yea I'm stupid.. haha
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