brown tank water

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  1. Buzz1ightyear

    Buzz1ightyear Astrea Snail

    Jan 28, 2014
    sonoma county
    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

    Sep 8, 2010
    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

    Apr 28, 2014
    If you have a UV sterilizer turn it on. It will be gone in 24 hrs. Good luck