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Old 09-19-2011, 12:15 PM   #1
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Sand turning red?

What is this? It cant be good.. So i did my regular pwc and vaccuumed the sand and it looks better but what was it? Lol
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:32 PM   #2
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Coralline algea?
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:32 PM   #3
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Diatoms... Quit feeding so much. Also your CUC should take care of this.
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:33 PM   #4
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Coralline algea?


You think so? I'll look again....
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Looks like cyano to me, it's more purple than rust colored. When you suck it up does it come up in sheets, or is it dusty?

If it's sheets, it's cyano.
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i have the same thing going on in my 75g FOWLR, i thought it was from having my lights on too long so i cut back to 8 hrs! didnt work, what causes it and what can be done to get rid of it?
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yeah, looks like the beginning of cyano.
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It came up dusty
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Diatoms.... Cut back on ur feeding and get a cuc.... It'll go away...
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Thinking of getting nariussis snails (sp?) but i only feed once a day
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