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Old 01-08-2013, 01:31 PM   #11
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I still don't think thats corline
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:13 PM   #12
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It's cyto
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:23 PM   #13
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I think you mean cyano bacteria and it isn't that.
Have you felt it?
If its feels furry its red turf algae and is extremely hard to get rid of it once it starts to spread, I am batteling it now and only just winning the battle after around a month. Remove the rock with the worst of it on immediatly , it took over my tank in no time and started to smother corals.
Google red turf algae and you will see, it is a very hard algae to get rid of and is one of the worst algaes that can pop up in our systems.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:21 PM   #14
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I'm battling the same the right now. It's slime algae. Siphon it out every time you do a water change. And patience. It isn't going away over night. I'm on week three. It's doing a lot better now. I took a picture. It looks the same.

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Old 01-08-2013, 04:22 PM   #15
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Looks like early stage cyanobacteria outbreak to me. Check your nitrate and phosphate levels.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:24 PM   #16
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That's what I meant to say in my post was cyano. I don't know why slime came out. I'm happy I finally have mine under control. I figure another week or two and it should be all gone. My coralline algae had started flourishing over the last week also.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:13 PM   #17
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Thanks for your help guys, I've googled red turf and cyanide algae. IM not sure that mine looks like either of the two. It's not slimey and it isn't growing long either.
Strange, I don't mind it at the minute as long as it don't take over my tank.
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If you can easily wipe it off, it's cyanobacteria. Reduce your feedings and up your water changes, siphoning out whatever you see with each change. If it's cyanobacteria, it will become a nuisance if it isn't already.
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Ok that's good advice, thanks. I'll try to wipe it off tomorrow. Thanks.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:58 PM   #20
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+1 on coraline. now...I am no expert by any stretch of the imagination but if it is coraline it is a good thing. is it hard or slimy?
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