Red Algae

Discussion in 'Marine Plants and Macro Algae' started by vans27, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. vans27New MemberMember

    110 Gallon reef aquarium
    Protein skimmer in 40 gallon refugium/sump
    Changing 25% once a month
    Tank set up since March 09
    3 clowns,3 chromies,1 anthias, 1 yellow tank, 1 sailfin,1 mandarin goby, 1 cardinal,1 bleeny, 1 fire shrimp, 1 cleaner shrimp, snails, crabs

    I've started noticing a lot of red algae forming on the rocks and glass. I've taken some out and it just comes back again, it killed my bubble corals. I got chemiclean to remove it. It tells me to turn off skimmer and carbon filter. Do I also have to turn off the water flow from and to the sum? Is this remover safe to use?

    Last edited: Dec 3, 2009
  2. nemo addict

    nemo addictWell Known MemberMember


    no you dont have to turn of your return from your sump just your skimmer and remove any carbon filters as this will just soak up the chemiclean and would make it pointless in putting it in your tank
  3. ATP

    ATPWell Known MemberMember

    You should find the source of the algae. tap water, overfeeding, etc.

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