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Old 06-23-2013, 04:50 PM   #1
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red/brown sand

Ok so iv been noticing my sand (white shells) keeps getting red stuff all over it making it look dirty! I did a 10% water change and the next day it was back! What is it and how do i get rid of it.
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You should switch your sand to another substrate, or start doing a 20% water change. How big is your tank? Do you have a good filter?
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:29 PM   #3
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I have a great filter. Its a uv filtration system. I have a 75 gallon tank and have never had this problem before.
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Does it cover in a sheet? sounds like cyano any changes in feeding?
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No it starts in spots then spreads. No feeding changes.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:50 AM   #6
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Can you post a pic? And like Ben said up your PWCs to 20% Some of your CUC may have died off and the excess food is not getting eaten. Cyano starts in a low flow area and spreads covering like a blanket
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One of my fans for the current burnt out. I wonder if that has anything to do with it.
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I looked it up online. Its cyano bacteria.
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One of my fans for the current burnt out. I wonder if that has anything to do with it.
If you mean a power head Then yes that could cause it as the detritus is settling and letting the cyano get a foothold
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:22 PM   #10
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Ok thats the problem. I get paid friday and will go buy one.
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