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Old 09-15-2011, 11:11 PM   #1
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Water problem, please help!

Having a weird problem. It seems like dirt is floating to the top of the water... Canister filter seems to be working fine. I don't understand how this problem came out of know where. When I put my net half in the water i come up with dirt. Last week I changed the location of my 2 powerheads for the first time ever to see if I would get better circulation. Could changing there direction really cause this to happen or no? Also I seem to be growing red algae for the first time ever on my live rock and sand. PLEASE HELP!!! I put my powerheads back where I normal had them just to see what happens
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Do you have any surface movement? I find if I don't have enough my water will look dirty on top.

The red algae is probably cyanobacteria. It is best not to use chemicals if possible.
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Dirt could be stirred up detritus. Have you tested magnesium? Cyano sometimes can be caused with low mg.
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Just to let everyone know, a few hours after moving my powerheads back the problem went away. Weird huh?
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