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trreherd 06-02-2007 05:48 PM

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?

usmc121581 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.

Ashlar 06-03-2007 08:58 PM

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.)

trreherd 06-04-2007 09:15 PM

Maybe i will get a phosphate removing media. And with some critters to stir around that sand that should take care of it.

usmc121581 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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