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Old 03-26-2014, 03:02 PM   #1
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dead algae removal

I've got patches of dead algae on my sandbed. In the past, when i've tried to suck it up during a water change, it disturbed the bed, causing more to grow. I want to break that cycle...what's the best way to remove dead (hair) algae from the sandbed without disturbing it too much?
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I just pull it out gently and 'shake' the sand out.
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using tongs or your hands? It's kinda slimy and slips through fingers once it's dead
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I would net it sand and all, you can thoroughly rinse the sand and re-add it.
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won't that just stir up the sandbed, exposing more detritus, causing more algae growth?
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If your having this much stuff settle in your sand, you may want to increase your flow
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dead algae removal

You have to start somewhere. If the sand is that loaded with detritus, it should be siphoned out in small patches , the sand can be washed then returned. Get a critter that turns the sand over continuously so it doesn't happen again.
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It isnt loaded...since I basically target feed everything.

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I use a good ol turkey baster to remove unwanted junk from my tank works great
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You can vacuum the sand using a siphon with a clear cylinder connected to it. You can set it to lift the debris and leave the heavier sand behind.
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