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    stewart.anderson
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    Please help

    I have this in my sand and cant get it gone. I have check all my levels and all is good. I changed how long I leave my lights on to 7 hours and it didn't help. I moved my water flow to the bottom and didn't help. Can someone please tell me what I need to do.

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    You need to get some type of sand sifter like a diamond goby or tiger/fighting conch diamond goby will work the best but might work to good and have your irritated with the sand it kicks up.

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    Problem is likely phosphates. Test kits are available just about everywhere for it. Phosphates increase as a result of too much un eaten food. Then algae starts to grow because there is plenty of food for it.
    A diamond goby will clean your sand too. But they will cover corals that are sitting on the sandbed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hooked View Post
    Problem is likely phosphates. Test kits are available just about everywhere for it. Phosphates increase as a result of too much un eaten food. Then algae starts to grow because there is plenty of food for it.
    A diamond goby will clean your sand too. But they will cover corals that are sitting on the sandbed.
    +1 to phosphates.

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    either phos or silicates, my $0.02
    phos-ban type media after buying/borrowing a test kit
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    +2 phos get a sand sifter or diamond goby. but since thats my old 75 lol a sand sifter should be enough to cover your whole bed. Thats all i had when i had the tank
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    Stewart, Anybody ever tell you that you have a nice wrasse?
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    Thanks. I got a test kit and getting a sand sifter. I also bought a Phosphates tube and cleaner that I will try as well. Lots of water changes and soon I hope it will be gone. Thanks All

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    Good move Stewart. Test for phos before your lights come on. This will give you the most accurate reading. Water changes will help also if you are feeding too heavy. You might add a koralia or other similar type of water mover. Better flow will help also.
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