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Old 01-12-2013, 07:03 PM   #1
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What is this?

I have some sort of purple stuff on my sand bed does anyone know what this is and how to get rid of it here's some pics

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Old 01-12-2013, 07:07 PM   #2
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Red slime possible from high nitrates or something from ur ro water
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:23 PM   #3
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Looks like Cyanobacteria to me. It's definatly a nutrient issue. Do more water changes, feed less, increase flow are just a few things that you can do to help get rid of it. Now it won't happen quickly either it will take time.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:26 PM   #4
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Thanks for responding so fast so should I vacuum out that purple stuff while doing a water change. Also I feed on the right side of the tank this stuff is on the left where there is high flow hmmm

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Old 01-12-2013, 07:27 PM   #5
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Yea what she said lol
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:00 PM   #6
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Ya you can syphon it out. It dosent matter what side you feed on cyano will grow anywhere it wants to. As it progresses you will start to see air bubbles under the Matt. It's the process of the bacteria eating nutrients and producing oxygen.
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try repositioning the power heads more towards it
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:23 PM   #8
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Ok cool yeah there are bubbles starting to form and I'm gonna move the power heads towards it thanks everyone for the help
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:06 AM   #9
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Ok repositioned power heads did 2 water changes even sifted the sand bed where it was and it came back also cut back on feeding how do I get rid of this stuff will my cuc do anything to it.
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