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Old 10-08-2002, 11:31 PM   #11
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I understand the use of chemicals in a reef tank is controversial, but I have use the Red Slime in my reef previously without any problems mentioned by reefrunner. I have been running my tank for over 2 years. I think all treatments are a matter of preference.
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Old 12-18-2002, 01:43 PM   #12
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Tank update !!

Hey guys. Here are some updated pictures of the tank. I actually had to take out each coral and rock and remove the red algae .I changed my sand and did a complete water change as well as setup a hang on refugium . So far so good...
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Old 12-18-2002, 06:59 PM   #14
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Looks Great. I hope that takes care of the problem.
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Old 12-18-2002, 07:20 PM   #15
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Cant help you with the problem . Just wanted to tell you , the tank looks great !
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No one seems to believe me on adding more actnic. However I know it works first hand.
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Old 12-18-2002, 09:54 PM   #17
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No one seems to believe me on adding more actnic. However I know it works first hand.
The reason adding actinic may help is if the algae was fueled by poor spectrum (red I think), if this is the case adding actinic lighting may help. But spectrum is not the only cause of cyano, the most common cause is high nutrients or low waterflow.
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Old 12-19-2002, 12:53 PM   #18
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Just a thought...

You know i had a slight red slime algae growth forming in my tank a while back and the lfs told me (as stated above) to check the water flow first. After i had done that i was getting it on my rocks just as you are. Im posting this cuz im curious to what others think. I treated my tank finally with Maracyn.... Within one day all the red slime algae was gone. It worked very well for me and bothered nothing. I did notice a slight setback in the Coraline Algae tho just in spots were it was greatly spreading. Im not recommending this as the number one method, but it did work to me after just one, and only one treatment. Didnt seem to effect any of my inverts either. Is this an option? Also, ive noticed miniature hermit crabs and turbo snails will do wonders on it.
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Re: Tank update !!

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Hey guys. Here are some updated pictures of the tank. I actually had to take out each coral and rock and remove the red algae .I changed my sand and did a complete water change as well as setup a hang on refugium . So far so good...
Thanks for providing the update.
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I had the same red slime problem just after my 30g tank completed its initial cycle. I added a dozen turbo snails and after just under a week it was gone.

An aside to 'SleeplessLwd' I tried that lfs in North Plainfield (rte 22, right?) when I first got my tank, was more of a novice than I am now. What were your impressions of them? I felt like I walked out of there with alot of stuff I didn't need. . .
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