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Old 07-11-2009, 11:16 AM   #1
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Why would red slime only grow on the sand bed(Aragonite sand). I have checked all my water parameters and everything is perfect, also phosphates which are 0. I feed every 3 days and have been using slime eraser for the past two weeks and it wont even touch it. If anybody could help I would appreciate it. Lighting is 4x54 T5 HO.
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I`ve heard others say that lack of flow in the area will cause it to move on in. Read this

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I have checked all my water parameters and everything is perfect
If you don't mind, can you post those perfect parameters?
pH
nitrate
calcium
alkalinity
magnesium

I don't know what slime eraser is, but the best cure is improve your water quality. Do you run a skimmer? Do you use RO/DI water? How often and how big are your water changes?
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The cyno is using up your excess nutrients and that is why your readings look good. What are they, we need #'s to help you asthe capt said. It's growing on the sand because that is where all the extra nutrients are. It also likes light so cut back on your lights for a while. What else is in your tank? What size tank do you have.
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Ph: 8.0-8.2
Calcium: 425
Mag: 1250
Nitrate: 0-0.05
Alk: N/A ( Has not arrived yet)

55 gal mini reef
3 Koralia water pumps
Aqua C protein Skimmer
R/O water
1 water change usually every 10 days
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Ph: 8.0-8.2
Calcium: 425
Mag: 1250
Nitrate: 0-0.05
Alk: N/A ( Has not arrived yet)

55 gal mini reef
3 Koralia water pumps
Aqua C protein Skimmer
R/O water
1 water change usually every 10 days
Your #'s look pretty good. How old is your setup?
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I would cut back on feedings...everyother day. Cut the light down to half for at least a week and continue with your PWC. Oh, and increase flow to your areas with the cyano problems.
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