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Old 08-09-2011, 08:20 AM   #1
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Red algae on my coral sand

I HAVE RECENTLY STARTED GETTING RED HAIR LIKE ALGAE ON MY CORAL SAND ITS NOT LIVE SAND. MY SET UP IS ABOUT 6 MONTHS OLD FISH ONLY I HAVE 15KG OF LIVE ROCK. I HAVE A AQUA ONE EXTERNAL FILTER POWER HEADS SOME HERMIT CRABS 2 CLOWNS 1 DAMSELL 1 HUMBUG SOME CLEANER SHRIMP ALGAE BLENNY AND A YELLOW CLOWN GOBBY. HAS ANYBODY GOT ANY SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO STOP THIS GROWING IVE CLEANED THE SAND AND PUT NEW OVER THE TOP TO BRIGHTEN THE TANK UP BUT ITS ALREADY STARTING TO APPEAR AFTER JUST 1 DAY
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:10 AM   #2
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I have had the same problem. I have not found a cure. But make sure your using rodi water. And try to lower phosphates. I found poly pads are great at this. Also shorten the amount of time your light is on ( livestock permitted).
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Either of u guys got pics?
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The red Algae is Cayno bacteria and can be contained if you shorter your lighting, put out more flow in your tank, Stop overing feeding or feed every other day if your feeding everyday. Also you might have signs of Phosphates are you running any type of GFO or Bio-pellets?
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:56 PM   #5
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I don't I had to tear down the tank to make from for my new 75 gallon :/
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A uv sterilizer fixed my algae and it makes ur water look just flat out awesome! Just put it on a slow flow so it has more time to burn stuff out of it.
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