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  1. Help!! Orange algae and thick whitish cloudiness

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    My tank was perfectly clear yesterday. This morning I noticed a very small brown patch and assumed it was just a minor patch of algae. I just came home from work to find almost the entire tank floor covered in very orange-looking algae. I wouldn't be too nervous about this except that there is a...
  2. didn't rinse my sand enough?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So we got a new 60 gal tank from a friend. With great excitement we decided to switch to sand for the first time. I went out and bought two 50lb bags of the quikrete play sand from lowes (by byrons suggestion). Spent the morning rinsing it, to the point where I thought it was throughly rinsed...