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Pea Gravel Question(Its Turned black!)

i have Pea Gravel, Just natural stone nothing fancy in my 55g, the numbers are good, but the Gravel has turned black, any ideas on what would cause this? there are 2 Hydors in the tank, a number 1 and a number 2 plus the flow from 2 HOB filters and a canister filter and the Flow from the in tank UV sterilizer so im pretty sure i have flow covered. i just have no clue why the rocks are turning black.

It is the landscaping Pea Gravel from wal mart, it was white,light gray and brown to start now everything under the top layer is Coal Black, im not so sure this is good for my fish or plants anyone have any ideas at all?
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Sounds like conditions have gotten anerobic down there. Take out a handful. Does it smell awful? IF so you've got anerobic conditions down there. Try doing more water changes and more gravel vacuuming.
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Sounds like conditions have gotten anerobic down there. Take out a handful. Does it smell awful? IF so you've got anerobic conditions down there. Try doing more water changes and more gravel vacuuming.
Not really any smell that i can detect at least nothing i would call "awful" more like a normal fish poo smell, but then again i had a Cycling SW tank in my room that made the whole house stink to high heaven and i didn't really notice it.
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