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Old 07-10-2011, 12:32 PM   #1
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My Dry Rock and sand is turning brown

New set-up Rookie here,
Firsted added dry sand, 40 #dry rock , RO/DI, salt 3 weeks ago to my 65.
Added 10# of live rock almost 2 weeks ago and just noticed the pristine white sand and rock is turning brown.....is this the normal process? Will it stay that way?
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:57 PM   #2
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yes its diatoms they live off silicates after all the silicates are used up they burn off give it a few weeks
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yes its diatoms they live off silicates after all the silicates are used up they burn off give it a few weeks
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Some would say it's the beginning of the End to your cycle.
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