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Old 06-22-2015, 08:36 PM   #1
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Red macro algae..... HELPPPPP!!!!!

Keep getting some red slime smothering my red macros, each time I attempt to clear it off I'm destroying the macro as well it's really upsetting me. This close to selling the whole friggin Shyte & have done with.

My phosphate level is 0.08, nitrate, nitrite and Amm is 0. My fish are boarder line anorexic cause I'm freaking scared of polluting the tank. I don't dose anything. I have no slime on my sand, glass or anything... No GHA, nishhh, nil... Nada! I've increased flow in my ref tank where macros are but that's done SFA! My green macros are fine, no issues. My ref bulbs are 1x Atinic blue and 1x 50/50 blue white, as red macros thrive on blue lights supposedly... And troublesome algae types prefer the reds/yellows spectrum. Well apparently not.

Anyway, any help or ideas would be gladly appreciated, I've practically had enough.




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Old 06-22-2015, 09:57 PM   #2
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You're getting a false nitrate reading at this point if you have so much cyano smothering stuff. More flow, water changes with RO/DI water and top off, and you might want to consider red slime remover.
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Dude I have about 4 frags of red birds nest algae inc a biggish piece... The slime is only appearing over the algae, nowhere else whatsoever. I've got two jabao wave makers, one on my display which moves the water more than enough on setting speed 4 of 8 if I increase it my waters getting dashed straight out lol. Then I have the same Jabao on my smaller refugium tank and this one stays on setting speed 2 of 8. There're even two pumps in my refugium for extra direction, anymore and I'll blow em all over the shop. I'm using ro with a 0 TDS reading. I'm doing about 25ltr water changes weekly.

My uv steriliser unit light is orange which I'm going to change ASAP. Red slime remover might just have to be an option.




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