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This is a discussion on MG Organic Garden Soil vs. Potting Mix within the Beginner Planted Aquarium forums, part of the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium category; --> Yep! Here you go. The discoloration is because I dosed it with Tetracycline, in accordance with the Tawainese exporter's instructions....

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Old 05-14-2013, 11:04 AM   #11
 
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Yep! Here you go. The discoloration is because I dosed it with Tetracycline, in accordance with the Tawainese exporter's instructions.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:36 PM   #12
 
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And...crap. The water just turned from a light tea color--which I expected with the Tetracycline--to a kind of pinkish brown. What on earth?

Here's a pic of some I pulled out, in a white bucket so you can see the color. I'm not sure what to do. :-/
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:41 PM   #13
 
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Huh. I see at least one reference that says Tetracycline turns brown when exposed to sunlight, and that it might look pink. This tank does get natural sunlight for a short time each day--maybe that's what it is. It's causing fuzzy algae growth on the plants, too. :-/
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:43 PM   #14
 
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I would change as much of the water as I can. I don't know why it would be that color but that would sure freak me out too!!
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:20 PM   #15
 
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Just curious but why are you using Tetracycline anyways??
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:21 PM   #16
 
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The exporter for the betta I have coming (the betta is this handsome guy) recommends dosing the tank with it ahead of time.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:26 PM   #17
 
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Oh, jeez. I changed the water, forgot to pour slowly, and muddied it all up again. I give up. I will just go dig myself some good clay, replant it, and hope I can get it near as pretty as I had it.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:18 PM   #18
 
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The exporter for the betta I have coming (the betta is this handsome guy) recommends dosing the tank with it ahead of time.
Ohh hes really pretty!
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:20 PM   #19
 
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Thank you! I thought so too. :)

And the girls I'm getting for the 20-gallon long sorority are linked here: Mother's Day sorority!
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:36 AM   #20
 
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I'm in the process of writing a guide, but it wont be done for a bit.

Any big clay pieces can be baked until crumbly.

Easier to screen when its dry.
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