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Old 05-24-2012, 10:34 PM   #1
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Red slime remover

Hi. I have a 25 gal with 8 pounds of LR 20 pounds LS 1 dwarf lion , 1 snowflake moray, 7 hermits, 2 snails. The tank is a little over a month old. In my newbie mistake I had the lighting on for 18 hours a day, and it became disgusting. I bought some Excital red slime remover per the fish stores advice, as well as cut the lighting down to 8 hours a day.

I'm using a cheap penguin hang on filter for mechanical filtration. The directions on the slime remover say remove all carbon from the filters but keep it running. I removed my filter pads, and have been using it for 3 days. I don't see how I can remove the carbon without the filter. Am I doing this correctly? I now have 0 mechanical filtration...

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Old 05-24-2012, 11:35 PM   #2
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Have u checked your nitrates or phosphate that's stuff you bought works but it will not get it all when it does work work on the problem!!
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:37 PM   #3
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And a month old did it ever get cycled
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I get red slim when my nitrates and phosphates are high my light usually get a green algae
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:48 PM   #5
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Nitrates are fine, yes it got cycled. What is the underlying problem, just that I had an 18 hour light cycle? I just googled this product and found nothing but negative reviews. Guess it's a complete waste of money. I don't even know if it was cyano to begin with it was more goose poop green/brown than red but the guy at the local store threw this at me and said this was normal for a new tank...
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If you don't have and corals then clean most of the algae then leave your light off for a couple of days till its totally gone
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And check your phosphate algae feeds on that and nitrate really bad
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:55 AM   #8
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Ok thanks. Should I just stop using this product and put the filter back in? IF I continue using it what do I do with the filter?
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I would stop its a chemical
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:00 AM   #10
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Worse comes to worse put a blanket over you tank for a couple of day no light algae can't grow it will die off make sure you clean as much as u can first when u clean it wait for it to go in your filter and then clean that to
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