Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-07-2013, 04:54 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Kopitar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 100
Sand

Hey guys

My reef tank has been running for a year and a half now .. I just noticed these last coule of days that my sand is starting to turn reddish at some spots.. Took some pictures what is this ?
Is it a problem with my water ?

Thanks for the info
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1529369466.jpg
Views:	48
Size:	226.5 KB
ID:	206573   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1782916112.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	211.9 KB
ID:	206574  

__________________

__________________
Kopitar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2013, 04:58 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bribo12's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Maryland
Posts: 9,117
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kopitar View Post
Hey guys

My reef tank has been running for a year and a half now .. I just noticed these last coule of days that my sand is starting to turn reddish at some spots.. Took some pictures what is this ?
Is it a problem with my water ?

Thanks for the info
Looks to be cyano. Are you using ro? I'd check the Tds of it if you have your own unit. Those areas could be experiencing lower flow as well.
__________________

__________________
20 Gallon SPS reef
29 Gallon FW "fat catfish" tank
20 Gallon Long Dart Frogs "Zig" and "Zag"
bribo12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2013, 04:58 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Dav3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: California
Posts: 1,233
Cyanobacteria. You have excess nutrients(nitrates/phosphates) in the water and probably not enough water flow.
__________________
Dav3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2013, 05:09 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Kopitar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 100
Yes im using RO/DI unit but last week i noticed a problem with my TDS meter , the water coming out wasnt indicating 0 anymore ..
It was all these weird numbers 107.25 or 450 i turned it on/off a few times thinking my TDS was broken or something but it kept doin same

Does this mean my filters in my rodi unit needs to be changed ?
__________________
Kopitar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2013, 05:32 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Dav3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: California
Posts: 1,233
Most likely yes.
__________________
Dav3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2013, 02:00 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Kopitar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 100
Whats the best way to get rid of cyano ?
__________________
Kopitar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2013, 10:29 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Dav3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: California
Posts: 1,233
Remove excess nutrients, more flow, and suck out what you can during water changes.
__________________

__________________
Dav3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.