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Old 02-17-2012, 12:12 AM   #1
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So is this algae bad?

Please help me identify this red algae, also should I try and get rid of it? This tank is about 2 months old. What is the best method of removing this if that is the proper course of action?
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:14 AM   #2
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its cyno algae normally from to much organic waste in the tank.
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Could be cyano. But looks like coraline to me. Looks more purple.
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If it doesnt scrape off easily its coralline. If it slimy then it's cyano. A quick treatment of chemi clean will knock it out overnight. BUT you will get it again if you dont' watch your feedings and lighting schedules.
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I head that the cyano will come back the next day after using chemiclean if you dont fix the problem fist. I would do a large water change at least and then does chemiclean, if it comes back may need a protien skimmer if you dont have one and/or possibly a fuge. Thats how i got rid of mine, except i never used chemiclean I just let it go away on its own.
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I had a terrible cyano issue in my cube, it was hanging off everything. One dose of "red slime remover" forget the name,(not chemiclean) at night before I went to bed adn the next morning it was gone. The chemical I used definitely was not chemiclean though, it didn't require a water change at all. I did one anyway that next morning. I have not had a lick of an issue since then.
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I head that the cyano will come back the next day after using chemiclean if you dont fix the problem fist. I would do a large water change at least and then does chemiclean, if it comes back may need a protien skimmer if you dont have one and/or possibly a fuge. Thats how i got rid of mine, except i never used chemiclean I just let it go away on its own.
I couldn't figure out the cause of my cyano. Chemiclean removed it, and it hasn't been back since.
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