Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-26-2007, 12:10 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 158
Quick question

How do I keep my sand from turning brown, other than keeping the lights off and manually turning the sand?
__________________

__________________
saywill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2007, 12:30 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
Ziggy953's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Owings Mills, Maryland
Posts: 9,101
How long has your tank been set up? It will do that for a while until things settle in. After some time and a good cleaning crew along with good water movement that will go away. Though it can spring back up now and again.

As for turning the sand I wouldn't suggest doing it yourself. Buy some nassarius snails they do a great job of mixing things up.
__________________

__________________
Ziggy953 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2007, 12:38 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 158
the tank is over 2 years ols, but I recently put the sand in a couple of months ago. I have really good water movement with 1 maxi jet 1200 on 1 end and a maxi jet 600 on the other.
__________________
55 gallon, FOWLR, 70 pds of live rock, live sand, HOB Emperor 400, protein skimmer, 2 maxi jet 1200. T5 lighting, 1 snowflake eel, 1 spotted cardinal, 1 6 line wrasse, 1 foxface one spot, 1 female percula, 1 anemone, snails, crabs,
saywill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2007, 02:07 PM   #4
AA Team Emeritus
 
Ziggy953's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Owings Mills, Maryland
Posts: 9,101
If you just put the sand in then it is going to take time for the bacteria to develope in it...it's basically like a "new tank" not that it has to cycle again or anything like that but the sand is going to go through the diatoms like it was a new tank. Everytime I add more sand to my tank I have to deal with it for a little while and then it's gone.
__________________
Ziggy953 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ick

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Quick question dkpate Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 27 10-15-2009 01:16 AM
quick question atomicbiscut Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 01-26-2008 07:57 PM
Quick question.... well actually two. FUBAR Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 12 11-17-2005 04:41 PM
Quick question fishman Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 08-05-2004 10:21 AM
Quick Question ttimmer10 Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 3 03-26-2004 06:12 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.