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01/20/2010, 10:31 PM
i have a 210 gal tank that i gave a 20 gal water change along with new phosban media yesterday. i came home from work today to find that the sand is starting to get dirty ! parm..cal 300, mag 1050, ph 8.2,alk 9 . i know that mag and cal are low and im curruntly doseing it

01/20/2010, 10:33 PM
Is that a new tank setup? How old is your tank?

Shane Hoffman
01/20/2010, 10:34 PM
Calm down. not that big of a deal. Looks like diatoms or some other algae. How old is the tank??



Also when you did the water change you may have just disturbed a dead spot with detrius and thats where it landed.

01/20/2010, 10:38 PM
almost a year

01/20/2010, 10:47 PM
what you think about this?

01/20/2010, 10:49 PM
get a couple diamond gobies...theyll keep your sand nice & clean...& the 2nd pic is coraline algae...the more the better

01/20/2010, 10:53 PM
its fuzzy tho.only on that rock.

01/20/2010, 10:56 PM
oh the fuzzy stuff...maybe red slime ???

01/20/2010, 10:57 PM
is that bad?

01/20/2010, 11:06 PM
Turn off the aquarium lights and have a glass of wine, I am sure that will help.

01/20/2010, 11:09 PM
lol! thanks

01/20/2010, 11:10 PM
Red slime is not good. Its another type of algae. Suck it out when you do a water change.

Also, use caution with a diamond goby and corals on the bottom. They like to spit sand all over corals. Mine has huge piles in places and has been known to "steal" frags that he can get in his mouth.


Still Wet
01/20/2010, 11:11 PM
+1 on red slime the sand is nothing to worry about keep an eye on the rock if it gets to much bigger you may need to do a 3 day blackout