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Help cycling a new tank

I'm setting up a 60 gallons cube. And I'm having problem  cycling it. After I ran well water (looking for leaks) removed the water from the tank and added clean base  rock. RODI water at 3 ppm then added salt, water reading at 1.025 and circulated water for couple Of days  I added about 70 lbs. Of live sand and addedammonia (about 1 drop per 10 gallons). The ammonia has not spiked and after 3 day the water still cloudy.  Now TDS is 530 and the water still looks like milk.  What's next should I add more than 1 drop of ammonia (per 10 gallons) water change? 

 

Any help comments will be appreciated!

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Have you changed out your filter sock? You should start to see water clear up after a few days of settling and running thru sock. Any pictures? Could use some carbon as well to help clear things up

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I have only rinsed the sock. I'm going to get charcoal and put some in the sump. Maybe on the baffles instead of the sponge (of course in a nylon bag) still jave th high TDS. At this point I'm thinking of replacing all the water 

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Do not attempt to read the TDS of salt water for use in reef aquaria, the salt concentration will be off the scale and won’t provide any useful reading.

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Based on what you have said, I believe it was just because of the sand that your water is still cloudy. Cleaning out the socks and maybe add a biomagnet water clarifier to help. The pic shows my tank, I set this one up 3 days ago. Still a big cloudy but every day it gets better with this stuff. I have been switching out my socks every other day as well. 59661f5343c652306f9ecb8e22370137.jpg

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