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REEFERzz24 posted a topic in Pest and Disease TreatmentsHey guys! So my has been struggling with a really bad bubble algae outbreak along with what I think is diatom showing up on some of my rock AND some type of polyp that i'm not sure what it is but seems to be invasive. I have a few questions regarding water change volume, frequency, tips on removing diatoms, and what these polyps are that keep popping up. For the last two weeks I have been doing 10 gallon water changes 2-3 times a week on my 24 gallon tank trying to manually remove as much of this junk as I can but I want to be sure that doing so is not fluctuating my water chemistry to much. My bacteria in the tank has been doing great keeping all my parameter close to zero besides nitrate which was between 20-30ppm. Tonight I have got it down to about 6ppm and hoping phosphate is coming down because I have been using a significant less amount of GFO in my reactor, and changing it with each water change. I'm not sure it's helping or if I should just put a regular amount in and change monthly. Any ways am I safe to continue doing these large water changes multiple times a week? Also If you have any tips on removing diatoms on my life rock I'd love to hear. I'm currently using a tooth brush and syphoning what I can scrape off which isn't the greatest but has made a change over these two weeks. Finally could anyone help me identify these polyps that are showing up over my rocks and sand bed? They are very active so each time I try to remove them they shrivel back up into my rock and I can't remove them