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What algae is this?

Discussion in 'The Reef Chemistry' started by Jimmy, Feb 13, 2016.

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  1. Jimmy

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    Hi all, what is this algae on my sand surface as shown in picture?

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    My nitrate is 5ppm & phosphate is 0ppb currently.

    How to get rid of it and the root causes?

    Thanks!
     
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    Look like diatoms.

    Easy to clean,just go disturb the sandbed lightly when doing water change.

    Get more flow to the area. Low flow detritus settle easier so you get those brownish thing over time.

    Can also get sand sifting starfish they do great job. They dont actually eat the diatoms but there are always burrowing into sand and this helps disturb the sand and keep it clean.


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  3. youdontknowme

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    Or diamond goby (best for sandbed) they stir and stir till cleanclean.
    As above ^, get more flow for the sandbed.

    Looks like red cyano to me.

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  4. Jimmy

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    Thanks for the info!
     

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