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Hi all, this is my first post so apologies if I have not done this correctly??

could anyone help me with the type of algae this is on my sand bed and how best to get rid of it?

phosphate: 0.08(a little high and working on it)
Nitrate: 5ppm
Rodi water used reading at 0 TDS.
All fish accounted for
Oversized skimmer for the size of my tank

I have good flow in my tank. Not really any algae on my rocks. Tank has been running for about 2 years.

I use a tirkey Bastet weekly to blast it, and within a couple of days it is back.
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Hi all, this is my first post so apologies if I have not done this correctly??

could anyone help me with the type of algae this is on my sand bed and how best to get rid of it?

phosphate: 0.08(a little high and working on it)
Nitrate: 5ppm
Rodi water used reading at 0 TDS.
All fish accounted for
Oversized skimmer for the size of my tank

I have good flow in my tank. Not really any algae on my rocks. Tank has been running for about 2 years.

I use a tirkey Bastet weekly to blast it, and within a couple of days it is back.
147FCEF8-C3F2-4E52-A6C1-67FD9489FD6A.jpeg
74266B46-45AD-4EEA-BA3F-A3D04B415525.jpeg
either diatoms or dino but i doubt its dino. Get some nassarius snails thry stir the sandbed or get sand sifting starfish
 
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either diatoms or dino but i doubt its dino. Get some nassarius snails thry stir the sandbed or get sand sifting starfish
Thanks yes will definitely get the snails. A bit concerned with a starfish as I have 2 bumblebee shrimp in the tank to rid my asterina starfish problem!
 
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