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I have been battling this for way too long in my Red Sea reefer.... changed out rodi filters, been running rowaphosin a brs reactor, tried to get a refugium going, lots of water changes but just can’t get it to go away and want to make sure that it is what I think it is which is diatoms and what you would do if this was overrunning your rock and sand. I know it’s a pretty basic question but I’ve tried a lot of things already and just curious if this was your tank at your house what would you do. I thought it was cyano at first because it really does have almost a red hue to it but it just came right back after back to back chemiclean treatments. I just received nopox and am about to give that a try. Thanks for any input hopefully this type of post can help other people who are struggling as well! 

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Chemiclean will wipe it out temporarily, but not permanently. How are your nitrate and phosphate levels?

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Also, how is the flow in that area?  I had a spot prone to cyano that ChemiClean and boosting the flow to that area cured it for good.

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Def cyano, know this one too well... Completely went away after started putting kalkwasser in my ATO's, not saying it's a cure for everyone but it worked for me. It was actually an unexpected surprise since I was originally only using it for calcium and ALK! I did the chemiclean thing too but was only a bandaid

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Chemiclean works magic for me in the past.  
last treat was over a week ago left it in the tank for 48 hours with an air pump and I had it everywhere! Rocks Sand and all!   
 

I left UV on and Skimmer off...Skimmer is still going nuts!!! Driving me crazy 

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