Sand bed


New member
My sand bed has some brown/purple stuff growing on the top layer of the bed. Should I be concerned? Also on the other side of the tank the sand seems to be blown around a bit. It it bad if that happens?


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is your tank new? if so, the brown algae could be the result of diatoms, which is a normal "bloom" that occurs with a newly established tank.

As far as the sand blowing around, it's not bad, but my own preference is to not have it that way since I like to get my sand bed even