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    Green/Blue Algae on Sand

    Cyanobacteria? I know not to bury it, but it's extremely hard to get off my sand. How do I treat this? The Algone I'm using has fixed everything else beautifully, but I know cyanobacteria isn't exactly algae per se. So what do I do? I've never had this problem before.

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    remove/suck up as much as you can manually, Then lights out for 3 days, it needs to be completely dark so if there are windows or bright lights in the room wrap it in a blanket or something. Plants and animals in the tank will all be fine in the dark that long, but it'll kill off the cyanobacteria and most algae.

    After that you'll want to correct whatever issue is causing the cyanobacteria in the first place. Typically it means you have too much light and not enough oxygen in the tank. So less lights/reduce the time the lights are on and increased aeration /flow should stop it from coming back.

    Hope that helps!
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    Ah! Thanks a bunch. I'll do exactly that and increase aeration as well.

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    FYI this totally cured it. Plus the LED bubble wall looks AMAZING! Thanks for your help.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by G7!tt3rF!3nD Click here to enlarge
    FYI this totally cured it. Plus the LED bubble wall looks AMAZING! Thanks for your help.
    Glad i could help, thanks for the update! any pic's ?
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    100g- 4x Channa Pleurophthalma , 1x Erpetoichthys Calabaricus, 2x Synodontis Eupterus, Polypterus ssp.'s Lapradei, Delhezi,Ornatipinnis ,Endlicheri & Angsorii x2
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