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Old 03-27-2004, 11:25 PM   #1
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Black sand?

I have a 29gal tank with about 2" of sand and 8lbs of live rock. I'm not sure if this is a problem but there is quite a bit of black sand right under the top layer of sand, I have been mixing around the sand to try to get rid of it, is this ok? Or should I just leave it alone?
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Old 03-27-2004, 11:37 PM   #2
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Is it actual black sand or is it a black line or has the white sand turned black?
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Did you add black sand to the tank, or is this normal sand that has turned black?
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It is white sand that has turned black. Is it a bacteria?
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It is more than likely an anaerobic line marking where your anerobic zone starts.
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Sould I stir the sand up?
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I stir my shallow sandbed about once per month or so, I actually clow water into the sand bed with a baster, removing any detritus from the bed.
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