My rocks which have been added 4 days ago is getting a yellowish coloring, some parts brown. Is this normal? Tank is about 5 days old now. I did a water change of 1 gallon with distilled water. Tank is 10 gallons. Only live sand and live rock.
Limit main lighting during the cycle to help reduce.Dont do any water changes untill cycle over.Algea blooms normal during cycle.
You need to test the water to know whene cycle is over.
Do you know your readings?
did you test for nitrites? i would think they would be rather high. at any rate, be strong! it will pass!~ but i do think you should continue the water changes. 1 gallon a week should be fine. i've never heard about not doing water changes. if this the thing to do now please say so.