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Old 02-08-2012, 04:00 PM   #1
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Red slime algae problem.

Have a 28 gallon nano cube that has been up and running since August 2011. It seems I can't get this red slime algae under control. Does anyone have any tips on what to do? I currently have a six line wrasse, a yellow goby, and a clown. Inverts include two hermits, one emerald crab, one peppermint shrimp and about 5 various snails. Is there an animal that eats this algae? My nitrates are consistently at zero due to my bristle worm population. Thanks for any help.
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No. there isn't anything that eats it. Bristleworms do not lower nitrates.
If you have a ton of worms, you are definitely overfeeding. try feeding twice a week for a while. vacuum out cyano with water changes (weekly).
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If I feed only twice a week will that be ok for the clown? My LFS said he likes to eat twice a day!
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Yeah feeding only a couple times a week if completely fine.
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Even feeding once a day is probably to much.
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Yeah get a set schedule going. I started doing Monday Wednesday Friday just to see how it works out for now.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:23 AM   #7
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I had lots of cyano not long ago and do 20% water changes every 6 days and it is now gone. I use RO water from the grocery store and all is good my sand is almost all white again.
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