Help with Purple Algae Bloom

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    Wargod178

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    Whats the best way to deal with this Bloom

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    ErinCahir Sausage Wrangler

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    Looks like cyano.

    What do you have for flow in your tank? How old it is? How many fish? How often/much are you feeding? What is your water source?
     
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    I started with Tap water and made it safe. Have done 4 water changes changing about 1/2 the water using Distilled water. the only water thing im using is a hang on the back Carbon filter and a 400 power head. and i feed my fish once a day
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    I only see 1 powerhead pointing up. You'll want 2 powerheads pointing down just enough to graze the sand bed without disturbing the sand. You have a HOB filter? Hopefully it's making enough ripples on the surface for O2 exchange.
     
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