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Old 09-24-2003, 06:24 PM   #11
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my cyano lived with the actinics on.....only total abscense of light killed it.
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Old 09-26-2003, 11:58 PM   #12
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i can't take it any more. why does everyone use chems in there tank. red slime is not a problem to get rid of! true about the phos, but even with a reading of 1 phos you can still get rid of it within 1 week. i have proved it over and over again. turn your protein skimmer up to max, what i mean is most have a cup of some sort with a rubber gasket, make the water level 1/2in above that. you will have to empty it daily and clean the throat area good. that stuff will turn brown within 2 days and gone in a week with no darn chems. if not ;your skimmer is to small for your tank. i myself use a red sea prizim 100gal skimmer on a 75gal tank. 8O
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Old 09-27-2003, 09:09 AM   #13
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i can't take it any more. why does everyone use chems in there tank. red slime is not a problem to get rid of! true about the phos, but even with a reading of 1 phos you can still get rid of it within 1 week. i have proved it over and over again. turn your protein skimmer up to max, what i mean is most have a cup of some sort with a rubber gasket, make the water level 1/2in above that. you will have to empty it daily and clean the throat area good. that stuff will turn brown within 2 days and gone in a week with no darn chems. if not ;your skimmer is to small for your tank. i myself use a red sea prizim 100gal skimmer on a 75gal tank.
wow, that is strange.. could you explain this is full detail so that others like myself that use skimmers larger than the capacity of our tanks and still have it, can understand that theory?

I am willing to bet a skimmer alone, is not going to resolve a bad outbreak of Cyano... I have a 125 gal skimmer on my 55 and it puts out mean goo.... and the cyano is still there even with under 1.0 PO4. To say that skimming alone will get rid of it is not accurate IMO

Cyano takes diligence and patience and good RO/DI water. Over time, it can be dealt with..

I know a few people that have SW aquariums that started from scratch with nothing but RO/DI water and DSB, with quality LR, and never have had it...

Everyone's system is different and they will have different means of resolving their cyano problem... That is precisely why they make RedSlime Remover, because it is a PITA to get rid of.

***Edited*** Just noting I am not an advocate of using RedSlime Remover..

I am with Teri when she says that eliminating the cause, hard work and a lot of water changes is really the recovery procedure..

I believe that once it is in the tank, it will pretty much be there forever, waiting for the time when a slip up in maintenance hits and then it will rear its ugly head again...
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Speaking of Cyano, I had bad bulbs in my canopy, so, I purchased 2 - 96 watt 10,000K PC's to replace the old 6700K's. Now my Red Slime has turned itself into Green Slime....LOL....This stuff is freaky.. I can't believe it.. it loves the new lights... LOL.. When the new bulbs arrived, I got home from work and commenced to change them out. I had about 4 patches of Red Slime about the size of a new dollar coin... I thought to myself, hmmm I am going to see just how the new lights will affect it.. LOL all the way to the bank...The next day I get home from work to find that the Red patches, (remember the size I mentioned) were a 5" wide strip 48" long all the way down the front of the tank and up the side of the glass... The only thing is, it was a Dark Bluish Green....darned this stuff is worse than the Red ever thought of being... It is a PITA.. Just thought I would share...On the lighting old and new thing....
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have you ever tried my way? the goo you are getting is alright, after the fact the red slime is gone. your collection cup should be dirty liquid and not goo. true, you will have to make more saltwater to make up what you are dumping. 2 times a day should do it. i will take that bet that skimming will beat red slime. i have done it on my tank dozen time's in 12 yrs. and my freinds tanks also. lighting of a 96watt smartlight pc 50/50 on half of the tank prduced red slime in 2 weeks,the other half 1 250watt mh had none. i'm sure lighting has alot to do with the outbreak, when i took off the pc and put the mh back on the red slime just started to vanish. i had to add that about the light. i never had mh lights till recently so i can still say max skimming got rid of it before the mh and when i had them. myself and my freinds have got the 2lbs live rock per gal in our tanks, overflow to refugium,protein skimmer,and powerheads only. ro water and a cal of 440-460, kh at 12-13. eliminating the cause sure helps , yes it is in your tank always waiting to come out just like ich. ich is another one myself and my freinds have beatin.
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Old 09-27-2003, 03:20 PM   #16
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You know troutman11111 you just may have something there, we had adjusted it so that we had the thick stuff where as before when we didn't have the red slime we were emptying it every day because it was full of green water, and because it wasn't extremely full I have been guilty of not cleaning the cup on a daily basis like I was before, so it's open full, but plus we have been sucking up the red slime with a turkey baster twice daily, like reeflady said it's just extra maintenance and boy did my hand get a cramp from the turkey baster!

Thanks for all the help from everyone, it seems to slowly be going away.
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