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post #1 of 5 Old 06-02-2007, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
red algea

Theres this red algea growing on my sand. Its not brown algea. When i suck it up with the siphon its almost like a slime. It comes off as a layer. what is it and how do i get rid of it?
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-02-2007, 07:41 PM
It sounds like cyano algea. What are your water parameters? If those are fine. Then you might need to get more water flow in there.
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post #3 of 5 Old 06-03-2007, 08:58 PM
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Agreed, sounds like cyano. Do you have a refugium? If not, consder setting one up- they will wick up nutrients that cyano needs to thrive. Another alternative is a phosphate removing media in a reactor (same principle.)
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post #4 of 5 Old 06-04-2007, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
Maybe i will get a phosphate removing media. And with some critters to stir around that sand that should take care of it.
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-05-2007, 10:59 AM
Nothing will eat it. It will keep coming back.There is a powder that will remove of it. I will get back to you on that. Just check your parameters and see if anything is outta wack.
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