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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-18-2013, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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Brown algae on sand

How do i get the brown algae off the top layer of the sand in my tank? Will just turning over the sand do the trick?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-18-2013, 11:03 PM
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I've heard stories about people using sand vacs, which are basically used to clean the sand. Otherwise, treat it with some medications.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 12:24 AM
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Try controlling light time period or PAR (adjust height/angle).

Consider Nerites and otos
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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would turning over the sand help?
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