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Old 05-14-2004, 07:07 AM   #1
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Brown Sand.?

My tank is 2 days into cycle......My sand is starting to turn brown, is this a good sign or bad.?? (no fish)RO/DI water.
5 turbo snails

pH 8.2
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 10
Salinity 1.025
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Old 05-14-2004, 08:53 AM   #2
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sounds like a pretty normal diatom bloom to me. Very normal when you first strat a tank.
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