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curtis9065 01-18-2012 08:29 PM

How do you get rid of black and red algae,

needmorecowbell 01-18-2012 08:57 PM

What does it look like? Hairy, patchy, spotted? More than likely a pwc will do the trick.

jwalsh 01-18-2012 09:18 PM

Are you using r/o water?

TeamTrash 01-18-2012 10:31 PM

And how much are you feeding?

Sniperhank 01-18-2012 11:02 PM

Water changes.

joy13 01-19-2012 12:28 AM

Look up cyano it sounds like you have the same thing going on in your tank as I am with mine. Mine is just turning a year and I am not the only one fighting it in my area. Do pwc and try to siphon off as much as possible. Doing a couple of smaller water changes seems to work best for my tank instead of one large one.

curtis9065 01-21-2012 02:25 PM

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Thanks for all the advice guys. I've done one pwc and plan on another one next week. Could this stuff be the cause of my mexican turbo snails dieing off? I lost four now and one I've had in the tank for months the other three about four weeks.

PrettyFishies 01-21-2012 03:51 PM

It's likely excess phosphates. What are your parameters?

I use a refugium and chemi pure with RO water. Worked for me as my tank is phosphate free.

jwalsh 01-22-2012 10:31 AM

I would have to agree I used to get this all the time when I used tap water for my pwc but have reciently have switched to r/o water and all is well. Maybe give that a try and see how it works for ya

needmorecowbell 01-22-2012 11:09 AM

I got tons of diatoms when I used tap. Now I have rodi water and have no algae problems.

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