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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 02:33 AM
sp33drhno
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The water is being stained by tannins leaching from the dirt. You can do a water change to clear things up, but it probably won't last long. I'd imagine the dirt will continue leaching tannins for a while. The tannins won't harm the plants in any way.
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