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Old 09-28-2011, 11:51 PM   #1
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Help!!! Red slim

I've had this problem for over a mouth now. I feed 2 or 3 times a week, lights are on 6 to 8 hours per day and are 8 weeks old. I do 20% water change ever 2 weeks with ro/di water and I'm using red sea max pro salt but I'm still getting red slim. I've notice that it's mostly on one rock. I suck it out when doing water changes and it still comes back. HELP!!!!
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:18 AM   #2
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Just went thru same problem i increased my flow and did pwc more often like two a week and its all gone and has not returned...
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:10 AM   #3
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What kind of water circulation do you have going on? Also, if you do weekly water changes you can help get rid of it faster..
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Okay so I'll do weekly water changes. But how did I get it in the first place. I always dip my corals and rip my fish
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:26 AM   #5
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I have a red sea max 130d with stock pumps and a extra small pump for more flow
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:28 AM   #6
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I believe it's an abundance of nutrients and poor water circulation. it can be beaten though, you've already addressed the feeding and lighting aspects. can you aim a powerhead or water flow to that rock that is getting it?
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But if it comes off the rock and gets sucked into the sum will it not spread ?
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not necessarily. it really doesn't matter if it's in the sump anyway, only the DT matters. it's definitely a nutrient issue, but i don't know how much of a flow issue it is, since i've seen cyanobacteria form on the outputs of power heads. i would be doing weekly water changes and vacuuming it out with each as stated.
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That's what I was thinking mr x I've seen it in the powerhead so it can't be flow. I've been getting my ro/di water from a pet store. Could it be that there not changing the membrane of their ro/di filtration system
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it's possible. do you have a T.D.S. meter? they are cheap and you can check the water with it to be sure.
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