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Old 10-04-2012, 07:21 PM   #1
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Red algae

I have a 265 salt tank with a few mushrooms and about 200 lbs of live rock. The tank has been up and running since May 2012. I now have noticed growth of red algae in my refugium and a few fish have died. Otherwise the tank is doing great. Is the red algae related to phosphate levels and how do I correct this? Thanks a bunch!

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Old 10-04-2012, 10:09 PM   #2
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Is it like a slime carpet? If so its cyano. It's a bacteria. It eats nitrates and phosphates.
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I have a 265 salt tank with a few mushrooms and about 200 lbs of live rock. The tank has been up and running since May 2012. I now have noticed growth of red algae in my refugium and a few fish have died. Otherwise the tank is doing great. Is the red algae related to phosphate levels and how do I correct this? Thanks a bunch!

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Cyano is sign of poor water quality watercahanges help and more flow helps greatly
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