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Old 10-20-2003, 09:22 PM   #1
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Red Slime Algae (Cyanobateria)

Just came across this site with what I though was good info on dealing with cyanos.
Hope its a help to any fellow sufferers....

http://netclub.athiel.com/cyano/cyanos2.htm

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good info too know if i get that junk in my tank again
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Old 10-21-2003, 02:53 AM   #3
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Sounds like a big advertisement for Redox if you ask me. Dealing with any algae outbreak (bacteria in the case of Cyano) with chemical warfare is about the worst way to treat the problem.

I like the emphasis in the article about using a skimmer, but other than that, is misses a lot of critical points. Red slime and hair algae feeds on undesired nutrients in the aquarium level, either added externally with water changes or produced by the internal biology. If you remove the red slime, what then in turn breaks down the extra nitrate?
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Need advisors opinion

Ok, so what do the experienced advisors think? I have red algae attacking my aquarium, but I always thought it was a good sign - something else to break down nitrates. I only clean the glass off every couple of days (of course frequent water changes in there too). I don't really mind doing this, but is this actually bad for my aquarium? Does anyone else suggest treatment of Redox +?

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Old 10-21-2003, 12:05 PM   #5
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If you remove the red slime, what then in turn breaks down the extra nitrate?
So by that staement are you suggesting that cyano is a good organism to have in the tank... 8O

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