Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Southern California (LA)
MG Potting Mix (Organic)...can it turn your water red/orange?
Hey guys..and particularly Laura!
I came home last night to see that my tank had a noticeable red/orangue hue to it! I've had MG organic potting mix set under my eco-complete for a good week and a half. Up until a day after I installed my Eheim 2215 (which was yesterday when I noticed the color change), I didn't get any color change in my water. On top of that, the 2215, although it did make my water very clear, didn't uproot or unsettle any of the MG organic mix (i used my zoomed to filter all the gunk out).
Aside from the MG organic mix, eco-complete and rocks I've had in there for multiple weeks, there's nothing in the tank.
My guess is that is the MG potting mix...the peat. Weird thing is for nearly a week nothing happened (I didn't do water changes as there's nothing in my tank). Suddenly, after my eheim was installed, my water turns red!
My question is, did any of you who used MG potting mix have this issue and did it disappear soon? I'm not a big fan of this hue and if its a permanent thing, I may unearth my potting mix!
I will do a near complete water change to get rid of it for now.Thanks!