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Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by rs18alpha, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. rs18alpha

    rs18alpha Subscriber

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    Ok here we go.
    My new set up is 12 days old and I have what looks like brown cloudy water and the sand has some brown on it.
    Here's my tank set up
    Fluval 70 hob fikter
    Twinstar 900S led
    1 Hydor 180gph pump
    A Chichiros Algae inhibitor This is the first time I've tried this.
    CO2 injection
    Fluval Stratum substrate
    Caribsea Aqua sand
    lights are on for 8 hours a day
    The CO2 comes on 1 hour before the lights turn on
    and it goes off 2 hours before the lights turn off. I was trying to start off slow with the CO2 at first.In my old tank the CO2 turned off 1 hour before the lights turned off.
    I use liquid ferts
    I don't really now how to describe the brown, it looks like brown cloudy water.
    I use old Manzanita wood so no brown water from this.
    Check out the pics I hope they help. Cam pics 10-17 685.JPG Cam pics 10-17 685.JPG

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  2. Dennis Singh

    Dennis Singh SynKing!

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    What the problem is?
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    Add some purigen or carbon to filter get rid of tannins
     
  3. rs18alpha

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    I don't have anything that would cause tannins. My Manzanita wood is an old piece.
     
  4. ForTheHalibut

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    Can we see a picture of the manzanita? Age of driftwood does not preclude tannin release, particularly if it has recently been reintroduced to a tank. Wood stays preserved if kept fully wet or fully dry. Wood rots when it transitions between wet and dry. If your wood has recently made a transition, it might be decomposing a little.

    That said, it might not be tannins. Is the discoloration on your sand something resting on top of it (ex: organics like mulm, plant waste)? I'm not familiar with the anti-algae treatment you recently began using, but if it was effective in killing a large quantity of algae, that might be the culprit. Algae doesn't just disappear - like all living things, including you and me, it eventually turns into a brown mush. With enough water current, that brown mush can stay suspended in the water column, leading to brown water.

    My third guess would be decomposing aquasoil, though I don't have a lot of personal experience in that area.
     
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