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Aqua786 08-15-2012 12:15 AM

Why has my salt turned brown. ?
 
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I I've recently mixed some salt into my tank, and just noticed there's a small pile of salt on the bottom of my tank, but the salt has turned from white, from when I put it in, to a dark brown/black. What shud I do with it ? Shall I siphon it out or shall I swish it about till it dissolves ?

danbstrong 08-15-2012 01:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Aqua786
I I've recently mixed some salt into my tank, and just noticed there's a small pile of salt on the bottom of my tank, but the salt has turned from white, from when I put it in, to a dark brown/black. What shud I do with it ? Shall I siphon it out or shall I swish it about till it dissolves ?

Sure its salt? might just be where the dirt and such gathered ive never heard of salt turning brown

Aqua786 08-15-2012 05:06 AM

I'm not sure. If it isn't salt what could it be. There was deffo no dirt from before.
If it helps, the salt I use was tetra marine.

ccCapt 08-15-2012 07:00 AM

Could possibly be impurities that were in the salt mix.

Aqua786 08-15-2012 07:12 AM

It cud be, I'm just gna mix it up again and see if it dissolves.

Schism 08-15-2012 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by ccCapt
Could possibly be impurities that were in the salt mix.

My guess as well, depending on how manu gallons you mixed i can see that being normal. Many brands of salt with have varying left over impurities that settle out after mixing usually appearing like a brown/tan dust.

I would siphon out as much as you can while its sitting there.

Aqua786 08-15-2012 12:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Schism

My guess as well, depending on how manu gallons you mixed i can see that being normal. Many brands of salt with have varying left over impurities that settle out after mixing usually appearing like a brown/tan dust.

I would siphon out as much as you can while its sitting there.

Oh... I was actually touching it and as soon as I touched it, it dissolved.. Is this alright ?

Schism 08-15-2012 12:43 PM

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Oh... I was actually touching it and as soon as I touched it, it dissolved.. Is this alright ?

Doubt its anything to worry about. Im sure its fine.


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