Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-01-2012, 11:02 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: north fort myers florida
Posts: 82
red algae

I have the red algae growing all over my LR and on the glass.Ive did the water changes and I cant get rid of it.What is the best way to get this under control
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	SDC11405.jpg
Views:	58
Size:	191.9 KB
ID:	92283  
__________________

__________________
mountaindew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 11:21 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Bhardesty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 17
Is the algae affecting your tank?( levels, livestock). Or are you just wanting to try and clean it up?
__________________

__________________
Bhardesty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 05:11 PM   #3
SW 20 & Over Club
 
ccCapt's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 5,362
Send a message via ICQ to ccCapt
You need to improve your water quality. Use RO/DI water only for water changes and top offs. Do 20% weekly water changes until the problem dissapates. Use a high quality skimmer. Run a high quality carbon to help remove dissolved organics and run GFO to remove phosphates.
__________________
/Larry
125g reef
See My Tank Info
Check out The build project
ccCapt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 05:44 PM   #4
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,550
Prior to doing water changes, use some airline tubing to suck some of that junk out of there. Pretty bad cyano there. Like capt said, RO/DI water will also help.
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 08:10 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
davez79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 25
What is GFO?
__________________
davez79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 08:18 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Rutrag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 1,133
Granular ferric oxide. It is a solid filter medium which absorbs phosphates.
__________________
It is a violation of federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labelling.
Rutrag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 09:30 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
davez79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 25
Thanks
__________________

__________________
davez79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
algae, red, red algae

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.