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Old 08-09-2011, 07:15 PM   #1
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plz hlp live sand issue

On one side of my tank my sand is turning a darker brown what does that mean?
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:25 PM   #2
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it's probably diatoms. a new tank i assume? every tank must go through a few stages as it cycles, and then matures.
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:27 PM   #3
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It is probably most likely diatom which is common in saltwater tanks...your tank might be going through another cycle, but can't be sure without pics
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Hmm the tank was already established for a year with fish in it
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How do I upload pics from my phone to site?
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Pic on the left funky color pic on the right normal
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:57 PM   #8
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It really looks like diatoms...just check your perimeters particularly nitrates and do an extra 10%-20% water change during your regular tank cleaning...try your best to siphon the area
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Just check rite before you said that ominous os 0 ppm nitrites 0ppm and my nitrates is between 0 and 2 but im not sure the measurements on that 1 its different from the rest
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And I did a water change last night my salinity is at 1.020
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