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Cyanobacteria, Brown Algea ??? What can it be?
Old 09-08-2012, 10:28 PM   #11
 
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did you say red bugs? these may NOT be good and are an invasive type of flatworm.

i hope we are talking amphipods and copepods and anything else.

im curious to what your "pure waters" TDS is, just because its labeled "pure" doesnt mean they have changed their filters in a few years.

what and how often are you feeding? how is the flow in the tank? sump/skimmer/carbon/phosban?
Yes, red bugs. You could see them when the flow stops and the "algae" stops moving. I did do a huge water change, sadly not with "pure" water but tap water. I noticed most of it disapeared. The thing is that I also did remove most of the sand, only leaving enough for the bottom glass to stay sorta covered. The sand smell like rotten eggs from what I have heard this is a big indicator of cyano. It has been about 9-10 hours since I did this and the "algae" seems halted for the while. Fish and shrimp are good corals are good also, no longer covered with this "algae". I will update this next morning. I am now feeding at about once every two days. Flow is good. I have a 500gph circulation pump on the left side and a 620gph pump on the right. No skimmer no sump no reactors. I doo have a phosphate sponge but I don't have a way to use it. Any ideas, I have a second HOB filter that is empty.
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:32 AM   #12
 
Morning update.

Got up and I saw not much growing on the glass anymore, but there is a spot where I can see some cyano, i am sure it is cyano know. The fish are doing awesome. I use to have my royal gramma rubbing on the rocks and hiding, but now he is out and not stressed. I think the sand was what was causing it. I noticed that the sand was a black color in the deeper ends of the sand? strange.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:21 PM   #13
 
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Morning update.

Got up and I saw not much growing on the glass anymore, but there is a spot where I can see some cyano, i am sure it is cyano know. The fish are doing awesome. I use to have my royal gramma rubbing on the rocks and hiding, but now he is out and not stressed. I think the sand was what was causing it. I noticed that the sand was a black color in the deeper ends of the sand? strange.
Where did you get the sand?
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:44 PM   #14
 
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Where did you get the sand?
At petco. It was only normal sand. It came Back so I am just leaving it alone to see what happens.
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