Algae?

Steve34k

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What is it. And how do I get rid of it

I am assuming bacteria
 

saltwater60

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Red cyano bacteria. There are chemicals that kill it like red slime remover.
UltraLife Red Slime Stain Remover
 
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Steve34k

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Ordered. Will see how it goes
 

fishyprincess

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Steve34k

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Yes it is saltwater
 

fishyprincess

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Okay, I thought so. Yeah probably bacteria.
 
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Steve34k

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My housekeeping is good. Hoping the chemicals work.

Has anyone else. Used this product. I recently purchased my first corals. There not settled in I assume. Wonder how it will effect them
 
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Steve34k

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HELP!! I used the red slime remover as directed. Repeated after 48 hours. Did not work. Could it b Dino instead of Cyanobacteria
 

saltwater60

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The way it’s coming off in sheets like that seems to be cyano to me. Diatoms are usually brown.
if you wave your hand over it is it like a dust or does it kind of come off in sheets?
 
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Steve34k

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Pretty much looks like
 

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Steve34k

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Tap water. Also just in front portion of tank. The blue LEDs stay on on the front all the time. Is it a light issue

Tank is going since may
 

saltwater60

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Steve34k said:
Tap water. Also just in front portion of tank. The blue LEDs stay on on the front all the time. Is it a light issue

Tank is going since may
It likely from the tap water. You should really only use RO or RODI for saltwater. You’ll likely battle it on and off if you use tap water.
 
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Steve34k

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This is cheap would it help

We have 12 inch inland charcoal filters at work. Would that help

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saltwater60

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Steve34k said:
This is cheap would it help

We have 12 inch inland charcoal filters at work. Would that help

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That will help. In the long run it will cost you more than a $150 RO unit because the filters are rated to filter about 1/2-1/4 of the amount of water the standard 10” filters of a better RO unit are. Also you can customize a 10” filter RO unit based on what you want. I did 5 micron, high quality carbon block, 1 micron filter then to the RO membrane.
This is the one I recommend to people. It’s a good deal for the unit.
4 Stage Value RO/DI System - Bulk Reef Supply
 
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Steve34k

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How about a blackout to kill this until I can buy filter
 

saltwater60

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Steve34k said:
How about a blackout to kill this until I can buy filter
Problem is it’s not algae. It’s actually bacteria.
You could try the blackout if you have no corals.
 

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