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Old 10-25-2012, 09:24 AM   #41
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Thanks. Ill try to do 8hrs a day and see what happens.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:47 AM   #42
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Ok so what I thought was a coraline is not was not really a coraline algae. It's a red slime algae. I'm looking closely at my tank right now and I have some red algae growth on the sand too and it has ese tiny hair like structure..
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:57 AM   #43
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Ha i got red slime right after my diatom bloom in my 55 whrn i set it up. I used red slime remover and it worked awesome and never came back. Red slime is actually a bacteria so clean up crews dont usually consume it. What you're going through is normal tank stuff so dont get frustrated. Check out the thead in this forum where the guy just built a massive 2000 gallon tank, he has red slime in his new pictures too...
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:09 PM   #44
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Awesome! I'll look into that algae remover. Is that bad for you tank though? I know people have been saying that they don't wanna put chemicals on their tank... Also, the growth is just starting but should I just use that remover ASAP?
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I didnt have any ill effects from it. Fish and coral were all fine. It makes your skimmer go nuts though so id put it in on a friday, let it sit for a day then turn the skimmer on saturday when you can be there to empty the cup every 30 minutes (assuming you work mon-fri). Ive read peoples thoughts on here as well with people warning against it but i had great results and would recomend.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:09 PM   #46
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The thing about red slime remover is that it consumes the oxygen in the tank. Right on the instructions it states to use an airstone or something else to increase oxygen intake into the system because of this. I've used it once as well, but you can still easily solve the issue by siphoning out the cyano and addressing the cause, usually too many nutrients and/or not enough flow in the system.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:22 PM   #47
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For feeding I feed my fish what they can consume for 2-3 mins and thrw out the rest if I prepared a lot lol!!! And as for my water flow I have 2 power heads rated 800gph each on both sides of the tank and I also have some flow from the return which is 500gph at 0 ft.
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In my 55 reef I have 7 fish. I rinse half of a cube of mysis or blood worm (as I alternate them when feeding) and dump it in. No issues in regards to algae blooms or cyano outbreaks. I only feed twice a week.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:16 PM   #49
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Wow!! I like the idea of feeding twice a week what kind of fish do you have? Are they all adult size? Maybe I'm feeding my fish too much. I have a small hippo tang about 3 inches (will give him to a friend soon ) a flame angel, 1 clown and a goby. I feed them everyday with brine shrimp and I put nori for the tang and the angel.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:14 PM   #50
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I feed every day about half a cube and I have 5 fish 2 shrimp and a ton of snails
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