NEED HELP WITH MY 55g tank

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  1. GuitarMan89

    GuitarMan89 Giant Squid

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    Are you using RO/DI water? If not, that may be causing the cloudiness, or the tank is still settling.
     
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  3. sprite1823

    sprite1823 Astrea Snail

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    um didnt kno i had to or better yet know what that is i was goin to get some rocks from he FLS that sells live rocks and other stuff
     
  4. GuitarMan89

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    I'm not sure what he meant by "treated," but most any dry or "live" rock will work. He may have been referring to being cautious that you don't start a new cycle or pre-curing the rock in a bucket for a few weeks to let it get the good bacteria you need.
     
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  5. sprite1823

    sprite1823 Astrea Snail

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    um didnt kno i had to or better yet know what that is i was goin to get some rocks from he FLS that sells live rocks and other stuff
     
  6. sprite1823

    sprite1823 Astrea Snail

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    the tank was filled with premixed saltwater from petco for mi water changes i used deer park water lol and a lil tap water (i know it was bad but i had no money at the time to buy any thing else
     
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    If either of your water sources listed there are municipal tap water, you should run carbon through your system to remove the chlorine from your tank. You either need to look into an rodi unit or see if your lfs sells rodi water. Tap water has a lot of added chemicals and inconsistencies that will throw your parameters all over the place.
     
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  10. Billme

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    This is what I was referring to. I'd suggest getting as many rocks as you want to put in the tank. Let them cycle in a bucket in salt water for a few weeks. Put a little pump and air supply.
     
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  11. sprite1823

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    if carbon is the little black rocks i have them in my filter now
     
  12. oldfishkeeper

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    that would be carbon, yes
     
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