I noticed some red slime algae beginning in my young tank (about two months) a few patches here and there on the substrate. I did a unscheduled water change and what was there siphoned out with about a five gallon change. My usual water change routine is between 5 and 10 gallons a week. 75 gallon tank.
Parameters are in line 0 am 0 ites
1.025 and a barely detectable trace of nitrates.
Lights are PC
Lighting schedule is 12 hours. 8am to 10am 130 watts of actinic then at 10am 130 watts of 10,000k daylights go on in addition. 6pm the daylights go off 8pm the actinics go off and led
night lights go on until morning.
Feeding routine is twice daily and all food is consumed in less than a minute. Frankly I am concerned that my CB shrimp ever finds enough food. Protein skimmer is in use and working.
Question is should I worry about the red slime algae. I had the obligatory diatom outbreak but it seems to be subsiding now. Will the red slime algae follow a similar course and common for a young tank or do I have something to worry about. I don't have a tester for phosphate but ro
water is used without exception.