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Old 04-12-2011, 06:38 PM   #1
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green algae between glass and sand

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there are a few spots like this all around the glass, and there are liek little shells and stuff in the sand that are browning

is this a bad thing
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:41 PM   #2
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I've got the same thing, and was wondering the same. I've also got some purple spots.
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i've been doign a little reading but it hasn't taken me anywhere. i haven't tested for phosphates in a while so i'm thinking that could be the cause of it and if it is hopefully some phosphate sponges work, if not i guess it will be time to vodka dose
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i just did a nitrate test and phosphate test, nitrates are a little high between 10 and 15ppm and phosphates are at .25 ppm don't know if that would cause these growths.

i don't know if i should try and clean it i don't want to release crap into the water colomn and kill all my livestock i love my little percula's
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i just did a nitrate test and phosphate test, nitrates are a little high between 10 and 15ppm and phosphates are at .25 ppm don't know if that would cause these growths.

i don't know if i should try and clean it i don't want to release crap into the water colomn and kill all my livestock i love my little percula's
The algae is eating the phosphates so its probably higher
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maybe i guess its time to go to my LFS and get some phosphate sponges
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The pictures you posted look normal to me. You don't want me to post the pictures of my sand along the glass! Let's just say I'd take yours in a heartbeat!
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hmm really i was worried about it turning black. think at one point i had little worms and critters but then i was an idiot and syphoned the sand and think i killed some of the life in it, i just didn't want to have hydrogen sulfide gas build ups and poison my tank, my main concern is my percs the snails and crabs i can live with dying although i wouldn't want that to happen
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hmm really i was worried about it turning black. think at one point i had little worms and critters but then i was an idiot and syphoned the sand and think i killed some of the life in it, i just didn't want to have hydrogen sulfide gas build ups and poison my tank, my main concern is my percs the snails and crabs i can live with dying although i wouldn't want that to happen
hydrogen sulfide de-toxifies when it hits water so itd be no harm to live stock pm mfdrook he did a bunch of readin on it he knows more than me about it
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really i watched a video on youtube and newyorksteelo was sayign he lost his whole aquarium because of it, maybe he was just full of it
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