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Old 01-24-2005, 05:16 PM   #11
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I have the same problems...I am currently working to get rid of it. Chemi-Clean works wonders to help get rid of it. but the cause of it must first be found. check your nitrates. High nitrates help this kinda stuff grow.

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Old 01-24-2005, 05:23 PM   #12
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nitrates too, geez it seems like everything just fuels this crap, chemi clean will help prevent it from coming back supposedly, i dosed twice with it, and i also added the phosphate remover and all the circulation, and the skimmer pretty much in the same week, so hopefully this stuff will go away for a while, and now im gonna have to go get distilled water or something to topoff with.

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"i have that my tank is about a week old? should I do anything about it?"

It may go away on its own. Reduce feeding. Watch phosphates ..... basically everything everyone else has said.

However, I have had really good results with chemi-clean. If you are like me and do not or cannot afford a do/ri unit , it can give you the upper hand. It is an oxidizer that is added directly to the tank and helps to clean up the cyano. It doesn't seem to harm the critters when you follow the directions. Once I was able to get on top of the problem, it has not returned.

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your never gonna have bleach white sand... it's gonna have a "natural" look to it.. The only reason beach sand is white is because the lack of life and the sun bleaching it out....

You can get some sort of gobies..
Twin spots (get a pair)
or other sand sifters to clean the sand...
They do a great job of cleaning.
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Old 01-25-2005, 07:24 PM   #15
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Forgive me if this has already been mentioned, but I didnt see it as a skimmed the thread, but one of the best ways to keep your sand clean is to keep it sHifted. (note I did not say sIfted). Conchs and other such sand dwellers will not only clean the sand, but they keep the top layers turned so that the algae does not have time to grow on it.


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