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Old 03-02-2013, 11:33 AM   #11
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Eat diatoms
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:00 PM   #12
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Are they expensive?
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:01 PM   #13
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I think the best thing for sand is a goby. Ever since I got my gold headed goby my live sand has been looking pristine.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:07 PM   #14
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I want to get them but I have an aggressive tank right now, I am planning on this summer trading my fish to go to a community tank
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This is what it looks like and the other is that hair algae I was talking about
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:37 PM   #16
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I'd be more concerened about the hair algae. Do you have corals? If not try a black out for a day or two. It should slow down the hair algae growth. That stuff can get out of control pretty easily. The diatoms will go away on there own and they don't even look that bad in your tank to be honest.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:53 PM   #17
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It was out of control, I took the rocks out slowly and cleaned them (sure it's not good but it worked) so try an day or two?
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How long should I keep it off? And what will it do?
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:40 PM   #19
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When I finished my cycle I had a forest growing so I turned my lights out for three days and on the fourth slowly started turning them back on a few hours a day till eventually I got to the 9hrs a day now. I will slow its growth allowing any crabs or snails to get ahead of its growth. You have fish correct? Is your tank in a well lit room? You should be able to get away with it. Next thing is figuring out why you have so much in the first place. You have an aggressive tank correct? Probaly messy eaters. Either lessen what you feed or do more water changes its the only way to control the nutrients that feed it. Hope that this helps a bit.
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Yes it is an aggressive tank, and yes it is in a decently lit room
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