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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-11-2012, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Everyday I have been seeing thin red hairlike pieces on my sand.
I just blow them off, but they continually come back. Any ideas?
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Re: Algae...or something else?

Cyano algae:
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Re: Algae...or something else?

yep sounds like red cyno..you cant just blow it off..it needs to be sucked out of the tank..if its a small patch turkey baster works great..

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Re: Algae...or something else?

I had that problem I jus flooded my tank with some blue legged hermit crabs and they had my sand bright white almost the next morning
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Re: Algae...or something else?

mine just resolved with cycling
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Re: Algae...or something else?

I've used Ultralife Reef Products when I couldn't kill it any other way.



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