Sand, sand, sand!!!!

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I fainally got around to setting up my tank with live rock and live sand. I put the sand in, and now it has completely fogged up the water. Should I turn my filter off or leave it on?
 

muskox

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The exact same thing happened to me. I left the filters on and it took a couple of day for it to clear out. That was the second time it had happened. The first time it happened I think I turned the filters off but I had messed something up in the tank setting up process and took the work I had doen uppart. I never got to see the results for the first one.
 
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Should I have an air stone or anything in the tank? It's a 12 gallon and I have a whisper 20i in it. But the output of the filter is pretty much right at the water level so no bubbles or anything are made.
 

Thales

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Then its going to be cloudy for a while. Wait a couple of days, unless you have a good, and I mean good, canister filter with a micron cartridge, and are willing to rinse it often.

Wait a sec, was all the sand from a friends tank?
 

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Let it settle down for a day, then turn on the filter. If you run the filter while the particulates are all floating about, you will clog the filter quickly, as Thales noted.
 

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L8 2 RISE;111200 said:
yes, and it has actually cleared up to reveal several small seastars, a hermit crab, and some other small....things. Why do you ask?

Because disturbing a sand bed can cause a big cycle.
 

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