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Hello all. Have several different types of algae growing in sump and in sand bed/rock in display. I have added in more cuc but it’s slow progress. Was wondering if adding either a carbon bag/reactor would help to starve out of this?
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+1 age of tank? What are your phosphate and nitrate levels? Carbon will not help. You'll need to address the source once there are more details provided. Lots of algae threads out there daily.

Are those biobricks? If so and the tank is established you don't need it. You would be adding nitrates.
 
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+1 age of tank? What are your phosphate and nitrate levels? Carbon will not help. You'll need to address the source once there are more details provided. Lots of algae threads out there daily.

Are those biobricks? If so and the tank is established you don't need it. You would be adding nitrates.
I added them in at the beginning of my cycle 3 months ago for bacteria to colonize as well as pods. Just started up the refugium 2-3 weeks ago.
 

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Then that is normal until established. You may still want to check parameters and remove biobricks. I did similar w bio spheres. Once all was established I took them out and my nitrates dropped from 57 to 34 in a week with the same maintenance I normally do with water changes and vacuuming sand.
 

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There's going to be lots of varying opinions..refugium should be enough. I like a clean sump personally. Extra work but I clean my sump regularly as well. Less waste blowing around.
 
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