Diatoms / Algae Problem - Please Help

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  1. ChristopherM

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    Hi Folks,

    So my tank has been established for almost a year and the levels all seemed good to me, but I'm getting crazy algae/diatoms on my sand. Put it this way, I cleaned the sand fairly well a few days ago and already the sand is brown and I just don't know what to do to get rid of this awful algae.

    http://www.reefclips.net/masaimagespro/di/TPOF/img-1539.jpg

    Any help would be hugely appreciated!

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  3. Vishaal

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    What are your parameters ?
    What flow do you have in the tank ? and What filtration you using ?
     
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    How often are you doing a 15 - 20 % water change?
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    generally in my exprience is that is from an increase in silicates and possibly phosphates, your testkit might show 0 but i would run GFO for a few days
     
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    Please tell the new guy (me) what GFO mean?:m14:
     
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    Granular Ferric Oxide.
     
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    its a phosphate and silicate remover
     
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