brown tank water

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  1. Buzz1ightyear

    Buzz1ightyear Astrea Snail

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    hey everyone i moved my tank to my new place and now my water has turned very brown and i cant even see to the other side. i have had this tank with fish in it and live rock sand for at least 5 months before the move and ive never had a problem with water color just some hair allege and i don't see any of that. its a 20 gallon tank with a clown, blue damsel, and 2 fire fish goby, a pepermint shrimp, and crabs. i have been doing 25% water changes daily and it seems to be getting worse. the fish seem to be healthy and acting normal if not more active. any suggestions would be great. thank you.
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Runs a some decent carbon/charcoal like chemipure, do not strip your water too quickly.

    Turn off the lights for a day or so.

    Water chemistry first though, check the basics to see if it's bacterial, algae or just plain old suspended detritus.
     
  4. steska

    steska Plankton

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    If you have a UV sterilizer turn it on. It will be gone in 24 hrs. Good luck