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Old 12-13-2013, 06:01 PM   #11
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People say to up your flow and not to syphon as you should not disturb the sand bed. Trouble is I have upped mine and it's still filthy. lol
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:06 PM   #12
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LOL! Yea I have heard that to....and yea like you I upped my flow adding another power head...but still have that red algae. ....
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:27 PM   #13
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It is probably Cyanobacteria. Water changes, good water flow and using RODI water should help. You can siphon off the layer from the top of the sand too, but it is usually an excess nutrient issue with not enough flow. The siphoning is a temporary fix if the nutrient and flow issues are not taken care of.
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I have a white sand sifting goby .
He does a amazing job keeping the sand white .
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:59 PM   #15
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Todd is probably correct with this statement. You have had a ton of posts over the last few days, and I'm glad you are asking lots of questions. Make sure you are taking the process of establishing your new tank slowly. Cyano is a nutrient issue, like was already stated, and adding things from here on and not beginning to address this issue now will only make matters worse.
I might be wrong with this, but didn't you finish top off with tap water and prime? That might be a big source of the issue there if I'm remembering correctly.
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