white dust in new tank

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  1. Antonio

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    Hi.
    I got a new tank and started filling it up with Ro water and then added salt (Salinity from aquavitro).The water took a few days to clear up but now it appears if there is a dust lair on the bottom of the tank and sump what can this be? and how can I get rid of it?

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  3. Seabass

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    Alk precipitation.
     
  4. Antonio

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    Thanks for your reply. Can I start adding LR for the cycle?
     
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    Are there any flow pumps in the tank?
     
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    Yes you can.
     
  7. Antonio

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    yes there is 1 Seio prop 530 (2000l/h) in the tank and the tank is about 200Liters
     
  8. Parraman

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    Try putting filter floss around your overflow in your sump to filter out that dust and take it out after about 1 day.
    Thats what i do when i add new substrate
     
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    Okay! This is Interisting! But why is this happening? I had the same problem when mixing SALINITY!!
     
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    Probably didnt mix it long enough.
    How long does it take for you from start to finish when your mixing your salt and start pouring it into your tank?
     
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