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Old 08-10-2011, 01:38 PM   #1
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the sand in my tank keeps going brown

Hi all. I need help the sand in my tank keeps going brown! And I don't know why! Can anyone help?
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:45 PM   #2
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We're gone need more info water parameters temp how long has it been up and running the more info you can provide the better
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:08 PM   #3
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New tank? Had my diatoms for about 3 weeks - WC's, heavy skimming, light cycle 6 hours and now clean.
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:01 PM   #4
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Ph, 8.8 ammonia, 0 ppm nitrite (no2-) 0 ppm nitrate (no3-) 20 ppm
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The temp of the tank is 25 c 80 f
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:35 PM   #6
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Do a couple of 10-15% pwc and it start clearing up. Has your tank already cycled? If not, could be toward the end and it will clear up.
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Yes it has cycled there was alot more but it is getting better but it just seem to be taking so long and every day I'm having to tune the sand over to get rid of all the brown
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I know the feeling. Be patient, it will go away before u know it. Also, if don't already have them, get some reef cleaners. www.reefcleaners.org. Helped me out a lot...
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Yes it has cycled there was alot more but it is getting better but it just seem to be taking so long and every day I'm having to tune the sand over to get rid of all the brown
If your ammonia is 8.8 your tank hasn't cycled yet.
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If your ammonia is 8.8 your tank hasn't cycled yet.
Sorry misread your previous post.
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