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Old 01-12-2013, 04:22 PM   #1
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Question Can Someone Identify this Slime?

I have been away from my tank for about a week. Last night I came home and found this green, stringy, slimy stuff growing on the sand and glass. It isn't hair algae, looking more like cyano than anything else, but I have never heard of green cyano. My pics arent very clear but I think you can see what I am talking about.

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the next question would be how to get rid of it.
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Cyano can be of the green variety, if that is what this. Can't tell for sure from the pics.

To eradicate, usually lower nutrients and increased flow to the affected area are recommended. If this doesn't take care of it, an erythromycin treatment can be effective (IF this is Cyano).

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thanks Fort... I learned something new today...

I vacuumed up most of the strands along with a sizeable amount of greenish sand clumps. I am treating this as a green cyano, which seems likely. I also found that my skimmer had been unplugged the whole week. I think I forgot to plug it in when I cleaned the cup. It is running now. Hopefully that will take care of this.
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Excellent. That could certainly lead to an outbreak. Hopefully this clears it up!
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