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Old 09-02-2009, 09:42 PM   #1
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Question Diatom gone now i got blanket of other algea

Hey i need some HELP
I had diatom bloom now its gone was gone for week or two then i started noticing red (reddish purple) blotches of algea growing on LR what is it
after i noticed this though then another dark green almost black algea started growing on live rock and around it over those other reddish algea blotches and its not stuck to rock really it kinda lays on it like a blanket
WHAT IS IT and how do i get rid of it

40 gallon
1 clown fish
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1 Anenome
1 blue yellow damsel
1 black and white stripped damsel

P.s Any ideas for more tankmates?????????
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:44 PM   #2
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Sounds exactly like cyanobacteria. You should try and feel for the texture of it. If it's slimy, then its definitely cyano. This stuff is bad from what i've heard, but unfortunately, i'm not in any way sure as how to get rid of it.



Does it look like this??^^

If so.. then you've got yourself some cyano. I believe cerith snails eat cyano, but it's one of those hit or miss things, that isn't guaranteed to work. I also hear that more flow to that area will also help. Water changes should help also. Elimination of excess nutrients as well will greatly reduce cyano. Use good algae like macro/chaeto that will use up all of the excess nutrients for you. Do you have a refugium or sump?

I'm trying to do some research for you, and the best thing that i have come up with is doing Water Changes to get rid of excess nutrients, and chaeto. I've seen multiple instances of people having terrible cyano, and then getting chaeto and it disappearing like it was never there in the first place. I would go with the chaeto on this one buddy.
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:57 PM   #3
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Good post 0...except there is no pic...lol.
Here is a link to our article page:
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...and here is a great article on cyano:
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:58 PM   #4
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Really? I see a picture lolol. Jeeze, this place and it's pictures.. -_-'

I'll see if i can re-up the picture and it showing.

And awesome link. I honestly totally forgot about that link in the Articles section. I once referred someone here to that link. Can't believe i forgot about it :p


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Hmmm, it may very well be there...It looks like my connection is still chewing on the address....
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Aww rats.. :s Im trying! lolol. Anyways, the Article is better than the picture so yeah.. :p
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Hey im fairly new to the saltwater fish tank deal lol......
had many different freshwaters but anyway what is chaeto??
And no i have no refugium or sump.............................................. .............
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If it is cyano i've had GREAT luck with chemi-clean red slime remover.
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Zer0, I can see the pic.
Chaeto is a macro algae, it is one of the algaes that is a good nutrient export.
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Alright well don't worry. I don't have a sump or refugium either as it is not necessary. Chaeto is a good plant that isn't the ugliest thing in the world, and it uses up alot of the excess nutrients in the tank, that would aid to things like cyano or hair algae, or other forms of bad algae like bubble algae as well. It looks like spaghetti and grows pretty rapidly as well.

Here's another picture that hopefully works. :p



If you don't have a fuge or sump to put it in, you could just tie it down to a rock in your tank, and it will accomplish the same thing. You could also just shove it behind your rockwork, and as it starts to grow out from behind the rockwork, just trim it. That's what i plan to do haha.

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