Need it to this stuff and how to get rid of it!

Discussion in 'Diseases' started by patrick76, Apr 16, 2010.

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  1. patrick76

    patrick76 Astrea Snail

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    I'm getting some kind of algae all over my sand. No matter what i do helps. I'm using RO water from LFS and tried the stuff from Walmart's water ro fill station thinking it might be the water. Still no help. I am running a octopus skimmer on my tank and pulls some good stuff out every 3 days. I feed my fish about every other day. I have tried doing multiple water changes. I have even sucked the stuff out and keeps coming back. It only grows on the sand.
    I have a 29 Gallon
    130 Watt Current USA light on for 10 hours a day.
    Will post water prems in about 30 mins.
    What can i do to get rid of this stuff once and for all?
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  3. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    media reactor and increase flow!
     
  4. mikejrice

    mikejrice 3reef Affiliate

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    How old are your bulbs?
     
  5. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    what have you got in terms of water movement in the tank Patrick

    it looks like cyno to me , and typically there is less water movement near the sand bed , because people dont want sand being blown about, and cyno likes it in the stiller areas

    Steve
     
  6. patrick76

    patrick76 Astrea Snail

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    Octopus skimmer, 2 Koralias so 1400 gph.