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Old 03-23-2012, 02:00 PM   #1
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I have red smile on sand what's best way to get rid of it

As anyone used evolution LEDs? Also I have red smile on sand what's best way to get rid of it. Water is normal both in tank and ro/DI unit
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:36 PM   #2
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Red Slime (or smile if you will) Remover worked for me with one dose. I've never seen it again in my tank...

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Old 03-28-2012, 10:41 AM   #3
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+1 to chemiclean red slime remover, I just used it a week ago and removed all red slime in less than two days, I have zoa's , acropora, montipora, mushrooms, cleaner shrimp, macro algae , and an anemone. None seemed affected. Did the 20% water change after 48hrs and everything has been fine.
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I had read in a few places that most red slime removers contain antibacterial agents that can harm the beneficial bacteria we cycle for. Those who have used this product: did you notice any change in ammonia/nitrites, etc? If not... well, *heck* I'm gonna get some. LOL
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:11 PM   #5
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I had read in a few places that most red slime removers contain antibacterial agents that can harm the beneficial bacteria we cycle for. Those who have used this product: did you notice any change in ammonia/nitrites, etc? If not... well, heck. I'm gonna get some. LOL
I've used in once and didn't have any ammonia/trate shift. I was watching it like a hawk too because I was nervous about it as well.
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no harm to anything in my tank. Your skimmer goes nuts for a couple of days so you have to really watch the cup but other than that it just killed the red slime good...
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Checked parameters before the water change (48hrs after dosing the tank) and nothing was out of wack. I also just checked again today about 3 days after the 48hrs check and still everything good. 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, 0 nitrate, and PH 8.2. One thing is you cant run the skimmer for a few days, b/c it makes too many bubbles, but I suppose this is common when you dose the tank with most chemicals.
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I've read somewhere around here that the active ingredient in this stuff is a low dose of tetracycline, So info on how that affects your tank may be useful in what to expect in a extreme case, but as I stated I have had no noticible side effects yet ::crosses fingers::
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