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Old 07-06-2011, 10:17 PM   #1
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Question New to saltwater. How do I clean my live sand?

I set up my 55 gallon saltwater tank three months ago, and everything seems to be going good. My one issue is that I'm getting brown algae on my live sand, and some of my live rock. What critters or fish do I get to solve this problem?
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:51 PM   #2
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It's diatoms it will go away in about 2 weeks. Very common in new tanks. You could look into a lawnmower blenny for the rocks and a diamond goby for the sand.( keep in mind this is only suggestions and are not needed. The diatoms will go away by them self)
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:01 PM   #3
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I guess I will just leave it. That's great news, the wife is getting on me for spending to much $. I'll save it for something else cool to go in the tank. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:05 PM   #4
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Np. Lol just wait till you start stocking it.
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No sacrifice no victory lol she will soon love it. And evething will be worth it. There's a danger though. You'll spend more time staring your tank than your wife, my case husband hahaha
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Are you using tap water? There may be another problem behind your diatoms/algae that may just keep causing them to reappear. I suggest you look into buying a RO/DI unit if you are currently using tap. It will remove all metals, minerals, and other dissovled solids that may cause any problems in the future.
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I'm using RO water from Walmart. I was told that it is good water to use for my tank.
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You should be fine then. As said before, they will burn themselves out.
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Ty for the advice.
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Just as a precaution, I would test your Walmart RO water. I was using it and fighting a pretty big algae bloom. It took me a while to think to test the water. Their unit must have been due for some maintenance. I got high readings when I tested it for phosphate.
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