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Old 06-09-2012, 01:49 AM   #1
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Algae

My idea what type this is. It is thick, I almost thought it was a rock. It has some hairline algae growing off of it, lol. Appeared over a week. If I touch it, it breaks up in large chunks.
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:24 AM   #2
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Mabye red slime (blue green) even tho it's brownish red. Just really thick.
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Old 06-09-2012, 04:27 PM   #3
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Any idea how to get rid of it?
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Good water quality, good flow, and reduced lighting. Good water quality (low phosphates and nitrates) will do the best.
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Its cyano. Add more snails that helps.
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Old 06-10-2012, 04:16 PM   #6
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Currently battling cyano. After a long fight, I just used Chemi Clean and it has killed 90% of it
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:13 PM   #7
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Currently battling cyano. After a long fight, I just used Chemi Clean and it has killed 90% of it
Chemiclean is not a fix.

If you want to fix your problem or get rid of cyano you must get rid of the nutrients that feeds it ie nitrates and phisphates. Killing it only frees the phosphate and nitrate that was absorbed and releases it back into the water column where at some point it will be taken back up by cyano or algae.

To get rid of cyano.

Step 1: siphon out cyano, all you can.
Step 2: run GFO in a reactor
Step 3: large water change
Step 4: proper skimming/feeding

Repeat weekly until gone.

What not to do:
1) Do not cut lighting. Will not solve your problem and only messes with coral metabolism.
2) Do not use chemicals. No chemical can get rid of a nutrient problem.
3) Do not overfeed.
4) if using filtration methods that trap detritus, you may want to re-evaluate your setup.
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Chemiclean is not a fix.

If you want to fix your problem or get rid of cyano you must get rid of the nutrients that feeds it ie nitrates and phisphates. Killing it only frees the phosphate and nitrate that was absorbed and releases it back into the water column where at some point it will be taken back up by cyano or algae.

To get rid of cyano.

Step 1: siphon out cyano, all you can.
Step 2: run GFO in a reactor
Step 3: large water change
Step 4: proper skimming/feeding

Repeat weekly until gone.

What not to do:
1) Do not cut lighting. Will not solve your problem and only messes with coral metabolism.
2) Do not use chemicals. No chemical can get rid of a nutrient problem.
3) Do not overfeed.
4) if using filtration methods that trap detritus, you may want to re-evaluate your setup.
I agree with this except do this, then use chemiclean and it will go away and not come back. I did basically this stuff with marginal results, then dosed chemiclean and it went away and has not came back. I think mine was caused by too much frozen cubed foods. I was getting a little happy with feeding stuff the frozen mysis, and the juice has a lot nutrients in it.
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I agree with this except do this, then use chemiclean and it will go away and not come back. I did basically this stuff with marginal results, then dosed chemiclean and it went away and has not came back. I think mine was caused by too much frozen cubed foods. I was getting a little happy with feeding stuff the frozen mysis, and the juice has a lot nutrients in it.
Most of the phosphate is contained in the food, not the juice. Overfeeding would have caused a nutrient problem. Again chemiclean will not fix a nutrient problem.
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Just asking what do you mean schism about not using things to trap detritus????? Are you saying to remove filter socks and any sponges????? Wouldnt that just leave them to break down in the tank? Not questioning you just asking.
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