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Old 02-08-2011, 04:15 PM   #11
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Cyanobacteria, AKA Red Slime Algae
Thanks, I just read the article. The only things that really apply would be the light cycle (10-11 hours) and phosphates(getting a test soon). I think water movement is adequate there are no dead spots. The water tests good (results in my first post), and I have been feeding very little. Also I do a 15-20% pwc every weekend. The sand it is growing on is a new addition(fine aragonite sand), could that be effecting anything?
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it's not water movement. i have had cyano grow right on the outputs of power heads. it's excessive nutrients. if your feeding isn't a lot, then your nutrient export is too little.

more flow is good to keep detritus suspended long enough for filtration to collect it, but the flow itself, or lack thereof is not it.

i also don't think it's too much light. i have seen tanks lit by sunlight and halides for a total of 12 hours a day and no cyano.
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It looks like it is time to get the skimmer fixed. And more water changes until then.

Thanks everyone for the help.
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