live sand turining brown???
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks » Beginner Saltwater Aquariums » live sand turining brown???

live sand turining brown???

This is a discussion on live sand turining brown??? within the Beginner Saltwater Aquariums forums, part of the Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks category; --> why is my live sand turning brown? i have a 29 gallon tank. set up for about 4 to 5 weeks....

Check out these saltwater fish profiles
Sohal Tang
Sohal Tang
Clown Triggerfish
Clown Triggerfish
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
live sand turining brown???
Old 11-22-2009, 07:19 PM   #1
 
live sand turining brown???

why is my live sand turning brown? i have a 29 gallon tank. set up for about 4 to 5 weeks.
jjtf00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2009, 07:40 PM   #2
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jjtf00 View Post
why is my live sand turning brown? i have a 29 gallon tank. set up for about 4 to 5 weeks.
That'll be your diatom bloom. It will recede in a fairly short space of time on it's own accord.

It's a sign that your tanks maturing well.
willieturnip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2009, 07:56 PM   #3
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by willieturnip View Post
That'll be your diatom bloom. It will recede in a fairly short space of time on it's own accord.

It's a sign that your tanks maturing well.
okay that makes me feel better haha. how often should i replace activated carbon?
jjtf00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2009, 08:06 PM   #4
 
I haven't run carbon in years, but as far as I can remember every month is about right.

You can replace it as often as you want, but if you leave it too long it starts leaching everything it has collected back into the tank!
willieturnip is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Too late for live sand? (2 months in, used plain sand) Solarfall Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 6 08-05-2009 05:44 PM
Playground sand + live rock = live sand?? Phastanscottsage Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 4 07-19-2009 10:13 PM
Brown Algae on sand Bandit4575` Saltwater Fish Diseases 1 04-03-2008 11:46 PM
Live sand turning brown???Help raymi17 Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 3 03-02-2007 03:53 PM
Live sand Question how do you mix live sand and unlive sand raymi17 Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 6 02-13-2007 01:22 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:53 AM.