Live Sand/Black Patches

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  1. Jwohadlo

    Jwohadlo Plankton

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    My live sand has black patches in it. Could someone tell me if this is bad? I took pictures 4-5 days ago and it wasn't there.
     

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  3. Jwohadlo

    Jwohadlo Plankton

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    These pictures are from today.
     
  4. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    It looks like cyano.increase nutrient export and do not overfeed as it feeds on nutrients.
     
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  5. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Try to increase flow as well, Cyanobacteria prefers areas of lower oxygenation.

    Welcome to 3reef. :)
     
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  6. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    Welcome.

    Agree with both replies.

    Also, if you can, vacuum it out while removing water for a water change. That usually helps with nutrient control as dying cyano releases phosphates back into the water.
     
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  7. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    My kid fed my fish a few weeks ago, he put a tiny handful of pellets, 100s, in my tank whereas I put in a pinch of about 10 pellets. So I am feeling your pain with this eye sore you are dealing with. All the above mentioned I agree with. Diligent manual removal is probably one of your best things to fight this with.

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  9. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Increase flow. Increase water changes.
     
  10. ivanbosk

    ivanbosk Feather Duster

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    are you running a sump? a lot of nutrient issues can be resolved with a thriving refugium picking up those nutrients.
     
  11. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    welcome to 3reef and I +1 to all of the responses :) You have some interesting materials in your reef.
     
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