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Old 09-17-2011, 01:45 PM   #1
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What is the easiest way to clean the sand? I just recently stocked me tank and the sand became brown within 3 days. Theres also pellets all over the sand bed that my inverts aren't taking care of.
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What is the easiest way to clean the sand? I just recently stocked me tank and the sand became brown within 3 days. Theres also pellets all over the sand bed that my inverts aren't taking care of.
Fan it while your doing a water change.
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The brown spots are diatoms - a good clean-up crew will take care of that.
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What is the easiest way to clean the sand? I just recently stocked me tank and the sand became brown within 3 days. Theres also pellets all over the sand bed that my inverts aren't taking care of.
If you have pellets left all over the sand you are overfeeding.
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If you have pellets left all over the sand you are overfeeding.


you are going to run into some trouble rather quickly with that much food in the tank. i would use a siphon hose when doing a water change and vacuum all of that out taking care not to suck up the sand. i would also change food if they aren't eating what you are putting in the tank.
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