Remnant algae in sand

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Hey everybody. I am pleased and thankful to say that I’ve weather a dino outbreak and I’m on the other side of it. I let my nutrient levels rise a bit and I’ve managed to grow some algae I’m now trying to clean up a bit. So I’ve been doing larger water changes, taking a turkey baster/toothbrush to my rocks, etc. and I have some remnant algae that’s kinda hanging out in my sand. Will this go away on its own with time as my water parameters become more optimal, or do I need to somehow sift through the sand and manual remove it, or what?

Thanks in advance for any info.
 
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If it was my tank I'd gently siphon off the top layer and soak in H2O2 for a day or so, rinse, let dry for a day or so then put it back in hte tank. FWIW I'd also gently siphon off the rock and remove the alge from the system instead of blowing them off with a turky baster and leaving it in the system to either detriorate or to continue growing.
 
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