Brown Sand?

Tain't fresh, and tain't marine! Talk about brackish setups.
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Brown Sand?

Post by puffer_addict » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:42 pm

I have tan pool sand. the top layer is starting to turn brownish. What is causing this??

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Re: Brown Sand?

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:53 pm

Are you stirring it weekly?
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: Brown Sand?

Post by bertie 83 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:26 am

Algae?
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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Re: Brown Sand?

Post by RTR » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:34 am

Sounds like diatoms to me.
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Re: Brown Sand?

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:29 pm

You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: Brown Sand?

Post by kcartwright856 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:22 pm

Agreed on the diatoms.

Here is a link (Search around Google to find more.) for more information and what you can do.

http://www.aquariumslife.com/headline/b ... e-control/
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Re: Brown Sand?

Post by suvattii2012 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:34 pm

Arrowhead

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