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Old 11-18-2011, 04:14 PM   #1
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Redslime

I'm battling redslime it is slowly but surely over running my tank gonna tank a few years to over run my tank that how slow it growing but I need help to kill it
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:53 PM   #2
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Need more info. How old is the tank? What's in the tank? What are your current measurements (specifically nitrates, nitrites, and phosphates...ph too just for good measure)? How many hours a day do you have light on the tank? Also, along with what livestock you have, just how much and how often are you feeding?

Battles with algae are not uncommon, ESPECIALLY in newly assembled tanks...I myself went through a red slime phase followed closely by a nasty green hair phase...solution for me was water change, water change, water change, and reducing the amount of daylight I had hitting the tank.
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Old 11-18-2011, 05:04 PM   #3
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I recommend polyfilters that's what i used to get rid of my red slime also cut down your lighting to like 8 hours a day
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Old 11-18-2011, 05:21 PM   #4
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All my lvls good ammo 0 rites 0 rates 1 ph 8.2-8 my lights on for 8 hrs my tank a year old 60 gallons got blue cheeky goby ,clown , yellow tang small , regal tang small and a black and White damsel and 20 snails , 10 hermits , 2 shrimps does this help I also running bio pearls
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Old 11-18-2011, 05:27 PM   #5
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And I feed maybe 3 - 4 times a week and I have just over come a massive green hair algae attack now this red ****
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:46 PM   #6
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Red Slime Remover worked amazing for me. One treatment and gone forever. Coral safe too...
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:34 AM   #7
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Is that what it called where can I buy it from is it available in uk
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:43 AM   #8
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You need to check the phosphates, but that will probably show 0 as well. Try feeding every other day and doing a 15g water change every week for a couple months, or adding a phosban reactor or turf scrubber. Cyanobacteria is a tough booger to get rid of, but any of those three things will help eliminate it, the chemical stuff will kill it but it may grow back due to the cause not being fixed.
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:28 AM   #9
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Yep phos 0 rates 1 I can't add a truf scubber on this tank I running bio pearls in my reactor
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:35 AM   #10
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wonder if you could run phosban instead. Heard it was some pretty stout stuff. Overdriving the tank maintenance for a whilewill help out as well. That's all i know personally, it'll take alot of time to kill it off.
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