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Old 11-29-2004, 09:39 AM   #11
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I don't think the seaclone skimmer is big enough for a 55gallon tank. I could be wrong though.
But let me ask, how much skimmate do you get in a weeks time? I had cyano problems with another brand of inefficient skimmer, and when I switched to a better brand/model, not only did I get 3x more skimmate, but my cyano went away without any other changes to the tank.

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Old 11-29-2004, 10:32 AM   #12
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If you have just one powerhead, I would add a bigger one or have more than one. I was using 3 maxijet 1200 in my 75 plus the mag 7 return pump from my sump. You still have a source for the PO4 though. I got rid of mine when I redid my aquascaping and changed out my DI filter on my RO unit. I kept getting a PO4 reading from my RO/DI water.

I figure it had to be the DI filter so if you RO water tests ok then this might be tough. I added 3 fighting conchs which are supposed to eat slime algae too.

Just keep at it. I thought mine would never go away but it did

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Old 11-29-2004, 07:54 PM   #13
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Hello, I had that same problem I was recomended Poly-Ox 3 drops for every gal. it takes time but it works the red slime forms bubbles and then you suck it out, GOOD LUCK.

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red slime, slime

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