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Old 08-15-2012, 01:15 AM   #1
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Why has my salt turned brown. ?

I I've recently mixed some salt into my tank, and just noticed there's a small pile of salt on the bottom of my tank, but the salt has turned from white, from when I put it in, to a dark brown/black. What shud I do with it ? Shall I siphon it out or shall I swish it about till it dissolves ?
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:46 AM   #2
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I I've recently mixed some salt into my tank, and just noticed there's a small pile of salt on the bottom of my tank, but the salt has turned from white, from when I put it in, to a dark brown/black. What shud I do with it ? Shall I siphon it out or shall I swish it about till it dissolves ?
Sure its salt? might just be where the dirt and such gathered ive never heard of salt turning brown
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:06 AM   #3
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I'm not sure. If it isn't salt what could it be. There was deffo no dirt from before.
If it helps, the salt I use was tetra marine.
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Could possibly be impurities that were in the salt mix.
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It cud be, I'm just gna mix it up again and see if it dissolves.
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Could possibly be impurities that were in the salt mix.
My guess as well, depending on how manu gallons you mixed i can see that being normal. Many brands of salt with have varying left over impurities that settle out after mixing usually appearing like a brown/tan dust.

I would siphon out as much as you can while its sitting there.
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My guess as well, depending on how manu gallons you mixed i can see that being normal. Many brands of salt with have varying left over impurities that settle out after mixing usually appearing like a brown/tan dust.

I would siphon out as much as you can while its sitting there.
Oh... I was actually touching it and as soon as I touched it, it dissolved.. Is this alright ?
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Oh... I was actually touching it and as soon as I touched it, it dissolved.. Is this alright ?
Doubt its anything to worry about. Im sure its fine.
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