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Old 01-20-2012, 04:21 PM   #1
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Red stuff on sand?

My tank is about 1 month old and now my sand is growing bright red patches,duz anybody no wut these are?
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Cynobacteria. We have an article about it in our SW articles section.
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Well is it bad,how do i get rid of it ect?
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Since the tank is only a month old it could very well be diatoms. Is it slimy or more like a dust?
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More dusty or crusty and it used to be brown but then the brown went away and the red came in and btw i cant find the article...
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Check out the AA articles here: Cyanobacteria, AKA Red Slime Algae
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I have a blue green cyano problem right now and it sucks. I had the halides off for three days and it had cleared up but I still have patches growing. It really sucks so if it is cyano start taking care of it now and find the under laying cause or else ur in for trouble
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