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Old 10-08-2012, 11:44 PM   #1
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Red Slime Algae

I have red slime algae in a few spots in my tank and today it started to grow on one of my corals, does anyone know how to get rid of it and keep it away
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:55 PM   #2
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Do you use rodi water? Do you have powerheads? What size tank and how many fish?
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I use Rodi I have 2 powerheads 4 clown fish 1 purple firefish 29 gallon
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Red slime is also called cyanobacteria and it is caused my excess nutrients in your water. Do a few PWC and increase flow in the affected areas if possible( dont blast a softie with direct flow).

You can also siphon it out with airline tubing, but it will just come back until you fix the underlying issue(nutrient saturation).

As far as it being on your coral, just get a turkey baster and blow it off, cyano is soft.
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How often and how much do you feed? Cyano will just come back if you're over feeding.
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I usually feed once a day and just about a much as they can eat in around 2-3 minutes
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:19 PM   #7
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That seems like a decent feeding schedule. I'd go with the chemiclean. Works great.
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Will that keep it away
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Or will it come back
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How often do you do water changes? Reducing nitrates and phosphates will hopefully starve it out.
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