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Old 11-18-2012, 01:04 PM   #1
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Red algae cleanup

Have MTO reef tanks. I have controlled the red algae in them but have the red algae underneath the sand which I want to clean out but don't want to filter the sand. Last time I did that, the nitrates spiked. Is there a particular gobie that does that well or what do you suggest? And how many do I need for each tank? I want something for my 29 and 75 gallon reef tank.

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Old 11-18-2012, 04:01 PM   #2
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just a thought . what about sift the sand then do a 30% water change might keep it down thenjust every couple of nights a week just give it a little sift
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:27 PM   #3
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Well I got the new growth under control but not sure what I need to get to clean the sand up. It's ugly.
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run your fingers through it . and if it on the glass use a razor blade
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:14 PM   #5
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Have MTO reef tanks. I have controlled the red algae in them but have the red algae underneath the sand which I want to clean out but don't want to filter the sand. Last time I did that, the nitrates spiked. Is there a particular gobie that does that well or what do you suggest? And how many do I need for each tank? I want something for my 29 and 75 gallon reef tank.
Nass snails they do well in stirring sand i had about 30 in my 55g
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