Black Algae/particles??

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  1. Gwydion

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    Hi all,

    about a week or so ago just one morning out of the blue my tank floor was full of black particles almost like a dust type substrate over my sand and piece of LR. What is this? Its on my heater and all over. Its loose particles, is this a type of algae thats starting to grow or what? What can it be? Should I get it out and how should I go about this?

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    Are you using any form of carbon?
     
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    Yes sounds like Carbon to me . did you maybe put carbon in your tank and not clean it first?
     
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    Uhm I am using that seachem or purigen bag jobby in my filter? Funny enough I also thought about that..could it be that? How would it be comming out of the bag? No I didnt clean or rinse it at all, the bloke at the lfs just said put it in and thats it.. shizer..

    How should I clean it now? or what must I do?
     
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    Well there is your problem.
    Just syphon as much as u can up. ( do a small water change )
    Always rinse what you buy.

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