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Old 08-29-2009, 07:10 PM   #1
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BROWN Rocks

Ok my rocks where getting really nice pink and purrple and some green but after i put in some copper stuff for my fishes ick the colors faded i should of set up a QT i kno in theprocess of doing that now, but now the rocks are all really brown i think in algea because it grows on the glass and on the filter thingy and i dont know what to do but i want me rocks back anyway i could help my rocks come back to normal or jus keep on doing PWCs and wait it out PLz Help
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copper OoO
its bad for invert and LR I believe.
I don't know what to do tho sry, cuz I will never put copper in my DT.
don't know if PWC can remove the copper that settle in your sand...
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Old 08-29-2009, 07:18 PM   #3
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yea it does mess up the live rock man they lady i called on the back of the bottle told me it was fine
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Old 08-30-2009, 02:29 PM   #5
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I have a hippo tang a lionfish, tomato clown, yellow tang, sailfin tang, bleeny, foxface, and a banner fish tank is 135 gallons alot of live rock a hydro Koralia 850 gph powerhead, and a Marineland HOB filter and a HOB proten skimmer all Parm are 0ppm exept nitrate its like a 10ppm not sure what copper level is all fish are healty and eating alot but the rocks are so ugly any advice?
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Well, I would advise against putting any inverts in there. Any level of copper is extremely toxic to inverts and fish without scales.
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The copper killed your bacteria in your LR and the brown algae is a diatom bloom. You will more then likely have to reseed your rock to get it back to live again. If you had corals in there it would have killed them too. It's like you will have to recycle your tank again. Keep an eye on your parameters as it could go south fast.
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ok ok thanx how would u suggest seeding my rocks live sand?
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Unless the sand is coming from an established tank, get live rock. Bagged "live sand" isn't live IMO.
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ooo ok i understand
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