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Set Up my tank yesterday and already have concerns?
08-03-2011, 06:01 AM
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Hi Everyone. I set up my low tech low light no c20 36 bowfront yesterday. I set it up around 12 yesterday and its still extreamly cloudy. Is this normal? I thought they cleared up in a cpl of hrs? I cant see the backof the tank its so cloudy. Also I thought I had 2 40 watt bulbs but really all I have is 2 20 watt bulbs. Is this enough light for low light plants? Please let me know so I can go get new lights if I need to.
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08-03-2011, 07:39 AM
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what substrate did you use? rinsed?

i set up a 90 gallon this weeked,used live sand, it was somewhat cloudy for less than a day. keep in mind the sand was moist so it wasnt as much of an issue. not sure this helps ya at all
 
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08-03-2011, 08:13 AM
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It will clear up in time.

Did you rinse the susbstrate?
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08-03-2011, 08:18 AM
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I used Flora max and I didnt wassh it I figures since it wass sand not gravel I figured I didnt need to. So ok that helps me alot. Thanks JonnyJ Thirty6
what about the lights?
 
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08-03-2011, 05:00 PM
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The lights will be ok for low light plants.
 
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08-03-2011, 05:32 PM
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thanks Jeff
 
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08-04-2011, 10:00 PM
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The cloudiness will settle when the tank cycle more. I think the bacteria lumps the dust together.
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