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klgj0102 10-19-2012 11:34 AM

Red algae
 
I starting to get some red slimey algae. What
Causes this and what do I do about it?

Reefing Madness 10-19-2012 06:22 PM

Cyanobacteria:
Bunch of different things contribute to this issue.
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/w...cteria-108714/
Frequently Asked Questions (& Answers!) :: Slime Algae

beaslbob 10-20-2012 01:28 PM

You could kill your lights and stop feeding until it dies off. Usually a few days. then resume with less feeding and lighting so it doesn't come back. And adjust to keep things clean

my .02

Reefing Madness 10-20-2012 02:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beaslbob (Post 1280946)
You could kill your lights and stop feeding until it dies off. Usually a few days. then resume with less feeding and lighting so it doesn't come back. And adjust to keep things clean

my .02

You could do this, or you could do that. He asked, what causes it. If you answer that question, there is no need for your lights out and feeding garbage.


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