Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-10-2005, 03:43 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Worthington OH
Posts: 164
Send a message via AIM to matman
red slime algae

Wondering if anyone knows how to treat the red slime algae. It''s covering my live rock, and the fish look stressed out.

any help would be WONDERFUL.

TIA
__________________

__________________
matman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2005, 03:50 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: California
Posts: 158
i think what you have is cyano, not algae.
__________________

__________________
^_^
SirLight1337 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2005, 05:05 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Arizona
Posts: 13
Scrub rocks with tooth brush. Vacum rocks and sand. Remove sand while vacuming if sand is affected. Clean sand and replace.
__________________
pharmajoeves is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2005, 05:06 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Nebraska, USA
Posts: 6,703
Removal is good, but it doesn't SOLVE the problem, which is either not enough current, or too much phosphate in the system.
Tell me what you're using for circulation (brand and model of powerheads/pumps/filters) adn the size of your tank.

Most likely though, it's too much phosphate...which you'll need a phosphate test kit to confirm. I recommend the one by SeaChem or Salifert.
__________________
Former advisor and planted tank geek...life's moved on though.
malkore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2005, 05:36 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Worthington OH
Posts: 164
Send a message via AIM to matman
its a 30 gallon tank using a FLUVAL honestly, not sure of the model

an Aquarium Systems protein skimmer.

If it does test positive for too much phosphate, what should i do??
__________________
matman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2005, 05:38 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Worthington OH
Posts: 164
Send a message via AIM to matman
Malkore, how did you get rid of your CYANO??

i just looked at your pictures...very nice tank
__________________
matman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2005, 05:45 PM   #7
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 7,224
Send a message via Yahoo to Hara
siphon it off daily, do water changes with ro/di water, reduce lighting, increase water flow and cut back on feeding until you have it under control. Also replace the floss in the fluval if you have not done so recently.
__________________
Hara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2005, 05:50 PM   #8
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
I used Chemi clean and got good results,but I`ve read where not so good results were had by others. I can only speak for my results
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2005, 07:17 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: LUBB. TEXAS
Posts: 356
same here with chemi clean. I use it to get rid of the algea while I'm doing water changes 2 times weekly. Just be careful with adding things in the tank to fix problems. You have to get to the root of the problem to truly fix it. If not the stuff will just come back quicker.
__________________
myty1705
Message to all aquariasts!!!!!
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Oscar Wilde
MYTY1705 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2005, 11:23 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Iowa
Posts: 297
I was nervous about using chemi-clean as well, but it did work for me. Of course you have to find the root of the problem. I suggest looking at phosphates, and then lighting. It'll take time to fully get rid of the cyano, but with patience it can be done.
__________________

__________________
29g FOWLR- 2 Percula Clowns
2 Emerald Mithrax Crab, 5 Nassarius Snails, 3 Astrea Snails, 1 mexican turbo snails, 1 Chocolate Chip Star, 1 Peppermint Shrimp, and 27lbs of LR 2lbs tonga branch and 25lbs fiji rock

Maiden's Hair, Calerpa, and Red Kelp macro algae.
X the Outsider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
algae, red slime, slime

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Red Slime algae skae310 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10 02-04-2010 06:01 PM
Red Slime Algae crissysmith Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10 12-17-2008 10:19 PM
help!!!! red slime algae will8 Saltwater & Reef - Identification 12 06-06-2008 04:34 PM
red slime algae lamaseta17 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 03-07-2008 02:12 AM
Has Anoyone used this for Red Algae? ULTRALIFE RED SLIME RubixCube Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 01-22-2004 12:04 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.