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Old 03-30-2010, 02:31 AM   #11
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Well it definately cleared the red slime,...
Well... yes... it will definitely do that! But like mdaniel said, if you don't find the source of the excess nutrients that the stuff feeds off of, it will be back.

A lot of those medications *say* they won't effect your nitrifying bacteria, but whenever I've used Maracyn (in a hospital tank), I haven't found that to be the case.

I would definitely find a new fish store. That LFS gave you some really bad BAD BAAAAD advice. I would probably do 33% every day, if it was me. Just make sure you salinity and temperature of the new water match your old water. You have a refractometer? If not, this would be a good time to buy one. I'd also run a fair amount of carbon to try and suck that stuff out.
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I had another LFS come and do a water change and check everything out. He said it would be fine, he only changed 10 gals. I have also been using saltwater on my sump refills, he did advise using purified water..My salt content or whatever that is was way high..He said everything should be fine, and to call him and he would come by and check everything again in a week..
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Just a little point. I've found blacking out the tank for 3 days quite effective. I had some red slime in my tank and after 3 days all that was left were specs.
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I had another LFS come and do a water change and check everything out. He said it would be fine, he only changed 10 gals. I have also been using saltwater on my sump refills, he did advise using purified water..My salt content or whatever that is was way high..He said everything should be fine, and to call him and he would come by and check everything again in a week..
Salt does not evaporate so always top off your tank with RO/DI Water. If you need to bring it down do it slowly. The higher the salinity the less O2 in the water.
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Just a little point. I've found blacking out the tank for 3 days quite effective. I had some red slime in my tank and after 3 days all that was left were specs.
yeah that works quiet well but the problem will come right back if you do not find the cause of the problem. You do not want to run your reef tank 3 days normal light schedule, 3 days black out. to get rid of the cyano
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