How long before water clears up

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  1. ziyaadb

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    HI all

    I am busy filling up my tank at the moment and the water is just not getting clear. I have mixed about 300 odd litres so far to a salinity of about 1.025 and the water looks like stony ginger beer. Its not clear. I have been mixing a little at a time from Saturday. I am using RO with Tetra salt. I have also added a hoB filter with carbon with the hope that it will clear it up. I have not yet added the skimmer any advice or does it just take a bit longer? The tank does have coraline on the back.
     
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    Z. What gravel are you using and did you wash it well before adding it to the tank?
     
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    Give it a few days and it will settle down Ziyaad. Usually takes +- 3 days.
     
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    No gravel Tony, Going BB. want SPS.

    Thanks mekaeel Will give it a few more days
     
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    Cool Z but you don't need to go BB for SPS's
     
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    Thats true. But Its just so much easier with BB as there is less chance of Detritus build up.
     
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    Ditto. And the substrate doesnt go all over the place like what I am experiencing.
     
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    hi there, put your skimmer on will help getting it clear
     
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    Hi Burt. Will add the skimmer as soon as i have the return plumbing. Ideally tomorrow night.
     
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    ziyaadb, if you have nothing other than the salt causing the water to be murky, I would be suspect of that batch of salt. I have used Tetra and it is clear within 30 minutes of mixing.
     
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    &*^%$ (*&^ (*&^% ^^%:(:(:(:(

    Any options avail to me as i dont have over half a grand to spend on salt again
     
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    Check if it clears up, it may just be some precipitate that won't make any difference.
     
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    cool will connect the skimmer tomorrow night and *crossing fingers* that will make a difference
     
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    Ok all, water has cleared up now onto the next question
     
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