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Old 04-02-2008, 01:51 PM   #1
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Red Algae

How dangerous is it to fish? and how much of it can be dangerous?
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Old 04-02-2008, 03:29 PM   #2
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Define "red algae".
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I agree, a pic would help.
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If it`s the red slime algea then read this

Cyanobacteria, AKA Red Slime Algae
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I'm guessing we were talking about Cyanobacteria and not algae. Excess nutrients...
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bacteria...algae w/e...it's still algae-ish.. but i dont wanna read an article...does anybody have real experience. i can jsut simply buy some stuff to get away with it...but anybody ever had it?
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The article is based on real experience
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I agree the article is based on real experience. I personnally know the author as do many here. You would do yourself good to read all the articles on this site.
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I agree, you do not want to put in a chemical to kill the bacteria (it is not algae"ish") because that can possibly kill off your beneficial bacteria (and cause an ammonia/nitrIte spike). A chemical or quick cure will only clean up the problem temporarily. If you don't get to the root of the cause, you will always be fighting the same battle.
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