My tank is now about 14 months old. I allowed my back wall of the tank to be covered in red/brown algae because i didn't figure it was doing any harm, and it blocked the back wall from seeing the hoses/cords behind the tank.
Recently I was tying to figure out why I didn't really have any coralline algae growing, and found that there IS coralline under the red algae on my rocks.
This made me think, Is the red algae stopping the coralline from growing? It must be, because the minute a snail clears a path of red algae, it grows back in full force.
So I have completely cleared my tank walls of the red algae, but what can I do about it on the rocks? It just keeps growing.
I tested the phosphates, and it shows 0, the LFS
said that is normal because the slime algae is absorbing it all. I bought a Filter pad that has Phosphate absorbers (Rocks?) in the pad, and placed it in my Canister filter.
said by using the phosphate pad, it will starve the slime algae. How long does this process take?
I have a feeling if I could get this stuff to stop growing all over my LR
, the coralline would bloom pretty fast.
Thanks for the help.