Can I turn on media reactor with carbon to clear up saltwater after just adding to tank

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Hello. I would appreciate your guidance on this. I have just placed saltwater in the waterbox 100.3. The tank has in it Caribsea life rock and the Arag- Fiji pink sand. It’s been 2 days, but the water remains cloudy. I have a Nyos media reactor. Can I start it with just Carbon to help clear up the water and put in the filter socks, just temporarily to help clear up the water. Once the water clears, I would remove them and then start cycling the tank. Thanks
 
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It is probably dust from the sand/rocks. Carbon wont help that at all. Putting the filter sock in wont hurt a thing even while cycling. Bacteria will go right through a sock.

I wouldn't worry about it. Cycle the tank and it will clear.

Welcome to reef tanks. Patience is key.
 
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