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Old 01-10-2013, 08:33 PM   #11
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Sand sift goby will solve it 😎
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:36 PM   #12
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I wouldn't add more to the bio load for any problem. Diatoms will leave as fast as they came once their food source is depleted.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:36 PM   #13
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Sand sift goby will solve it 😎
Sure it will, but it's not good to add a fish/invert for the purpose of solving a problem. You won't be solving the problem, you'll just be putting it off and it will always come back (hair algae is a better example of this).
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:27 AM   #14
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Do u have a clearer picture? Is the algae slimy or like powder?
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:57 AM   #15
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tanks is a 110gal with 20gal sump refugium i feed two little cubes of frozen reef caviar every other day. i little algae strip every day. 1 fox face , 2 clown, 4 green cromies, 1 mimic tang,1globie,1 green mandrain,1srepant star, 1 banded shrimp,5 hermit crabs, couple snails and little neon blue fish . i get my water from local salt water fish store . and it is ro di , same as they use at store . as for flow i have 3 power heads . in pict . if i fan the sand it disperses in water and settles again . i can use the power head to blow rocks clean and in couple days they look bag again . thanks
What is that pump you have the left?
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:05 AM   #16
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Looks like diatoms to me too. Just silicates in your sand bed being consumed. Diatoms will die out once they have consumed available silicates.
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Cyano or diatoms . how do i get ride of it ( what is their food source
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:18 PM   #18
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Diatoms will go away after silicates are consumed.. Don't worry about it.

I think the red stuff on the glass might be cyano.. Cut back on feeding, do some water changes and get as much of it out as you by siphoning or something along those lines
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Cyano or diatoms . how do i get ride of it ( what is their food source
Still curious as to what pump that is on the left
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:53 PM   #20
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If it is Cyanobacteria, usually an antibiotic will fix that problem real quick. My Lfs gave me some, not sure what it was, but worked great. Also +1 to the sand sifting goby: I had a sleeper. Sand was clean all the time.
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