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Old 10-16-2011, 09:47 PM   #1
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Dirty sandbed

Any suggestions on why my sand gets brown so quickly ? Any solutions
I also got a pink spotted goby but hes really not comeing out
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:13 PM   #2
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My guess would be that you still have a diatom bloom depending on the age of the tank. It takes time to clear up
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:20 AM   #3
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Next month its gonna be a year
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Old 10-17-2011, 01:37 AM   #4
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not diatoms... looks like a cyano. How is your flow near the bottom of your tank? How often are you feeding? Type of water for changes?
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:03 PM   #5
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Im actually in the process of getting another wave maker for the bottom on my tank i kinda dont have n e flow
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Post your water readings, the age of your tank, what kinda filtration, and feeding habits.
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:14 PM   #7
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A-0
ph-8.4
Nitrate-0
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In november it would be up and running for a year, i feed everyother day , lihhts come on at 7am go off at 6 7 ish pm
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:16 PM   #8
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I also am running two powerheads and a wavemaker
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:16 PM   #9
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Sorry with a ehiem 2217 good for a 125 i have a 75
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I just got home from a weekend away and the bottom of my tank is brown as well. Not the whole thing, but it looks just like the pic above from squidward.. pH 8.2, Amm. 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 0. whites 11-7, blues 7- depends... No fish, only coral and my cuc. Only had it for about 3 months, but so far everything has gone just fine. Oh, and I cant seem to find any of my hermits or other cuc besides the turbos. Whats going on?? Thanks in advance
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