caribbean live sand won't clear up?

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  1. zackscott20

    zackscott20 Fire Shrimp

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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???:confused:
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  3. Jmblec2

    Jmblec2 Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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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.
  4. zackscott20

    zackscott20 Fire Shrimp

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    okay, thanks!
  5. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    If you have one laying around like I always do, an oversize HOB or canister filter will help dramatically.
  6. zackscott20

    zackscott20 Fire Shrimp

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    nope, no filters :-/
  7. grinder37

    grinder37 Whip-Lash Squid

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    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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  9. NanoMano

    NanoMano Gigas Clam

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    if its "carribsea" live sand it will do that every single time. I hate that stuff. lol
  10. grinder37

    grinder37 Whip-Lash Squid

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    i'll never use it again
  11. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    you just have to rinse it or use with a filter sock.
  12. zackscott20

    zackscott20 Fire Shrimp

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    I'm learning to hate it.... aha
    nope
    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