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Offline Sam

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Red Algie
« on: September 03, 2010, 10:38:22 AM »
I have a large problem with red algae. I have new canister filter system and that did not correct the problem. I was hoping to locate Dave that used to work for Aqua Tropics. He has always been able to help me in the past. If anyone knows him will you please have him email me at Toddsm62@aol.com

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Re: Red Algie
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2010, 02:39:45 AM »
protein  skimmer would help a lot better! please come to the meeting and i can help you out
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Re: Red Algie
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2010, 08:53:01 AM »
Here are things that contribute to Cyanobacteria if this is what you have.

neglecting  weekly water changes:

Overstocking a Tank

Inadaquate biological filtration (like Grant said good protien skimmer, etc) and reduced Oxygen levels in water.

lighting the tank with Real Sunlight or too much artificial light, also when lighting spectrum in mostly in the red spectrum.

What Cyano can do:   when it covers corals and sand beds it interferes with gas exchange.  That interuption sometimes causes noxic zones and even worst hydrogen sulfide.  Hydrogen Sulfide is a poisonious gas to aquarium inhabitants.

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Re: Red Algie
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2010, 12:09:10 PM »
Hi Guys,
Dont forget  the slime algea vacuum, because removal of it(slime algea) is better than storing it in a canister.

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Re: Red Algie
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2010, 01:37:06 PM »
Hi Guys,
Dont forget  the slime algea vacuum, because removal of it(slime algea) is better than storing it in a canister.

What is the algae vacuum?

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Re: Red Algie
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2010, 03:46:27 PM »
Not sure about the slime vacuum, he may mean the typical siphon hose with a nozzle on the end of it.  If you have exhausted all your resources and have to resort to dosing like I did then buy RedCyano RX by Blue Vet from Aqua Tropics.  The way I understand it is it's an antibiotic and since the algae is a bacteria it kills it.  That stuff worked for me in 1 dose, the tank looks better than ever.

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Re: Red Algie
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2010, 03:50:40 PM »
Thank you, I am not having a problem at the moment, but I will remember that if I ever need to use it! :)