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jjtf00 11-22-2009 07:19 PM

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.

willieturnip 11-22-2009 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by jjtf00 (Post 278410)
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. :-D

jjtf00 11-22-2009 07:56 PM

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Originally Posted by willieturnip (Post 278416)
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. :-D

okay that makes me feel better haha. how often should i replace activated carbon?

willieturnip 11-22-2009 08:06 PM

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!


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