Black mold

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  1. fly

    fly Astrea Snail

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    Black mold grow on the sand/rock of the fish tank?
     

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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to 3reef,

    You have what appears to be a bad case of Cyanobacteria. There are different types, therefore different colors.

    I would start by evaluating your flow and increasing that if you need to, testing for phosphates and nitrates and lastly manually removing it.
     
  4. Marshall O

    Marshall O Giant Squid

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    Here is what I posted in the other thread:

    Wow, you have a lot going on there. My guess is the black is cyano. You also have bubble algae, plus some good size aiptasia. How long has the tank been running? What size tank, and what is your filtration? What are the parameters? What kind of water do you top-off with? What do you have for livestock?
     
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    fly Astrea Snail

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    -Ultralife RED SLIME remover Cyano Algae killer-?

    Please

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    N00ZE Eyelash Blennie

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    Are you using RODI water? What are you using for powerheads?
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You need to fix the problem. Red Slime remover is just a band aid.
     
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  9. Marshall O

    Marshall O Giant Squid

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    It would help if you answered some of my questions above ;)
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Siphon out the cyano, and evalute your flow and nutrient levels as posted by Corailline. Also please answer Marshall's questions. This will allow us to better help you. Welcome to 3reef.
     
  11. Blue Falcon

    Blue Falcon Fire Goby

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    you can use Maracyn (erythromycin) as a last resort to kill cyano, but you need to practice better husbandry before you use chemicals. Solve the root problem. There are excess nutrients in your tank that are allowing the cyano to flourish. Evaluate your filtration, feed less, or perform more frequent water changes. If you could tell us more about your tank, the fish in it, your filtration and water parameters and your maintenance schedule we can help you out more.
     
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    fly Astrea Snail

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    How long has the tank been running? 4 Month
    What size tank, and what is your filtration? 24 gal (108 L)
    What are the parameters?
    What kind of water do you top-off with?
    What do you have for livestock?
    Tasseled
    Percula Clownfish X2
    Mandarin Goby
    Pyjama Cardinalfish X2
    Domino Damsel X1

    Porcelain Crab
    Green Emerald
    Clown Orchid Shrimp
    True Mexican Turbo Snail
    Super Nassarius Snails X5
    Dwarf Blue Leg Hermits X4
    Minstral Starfish
    Black Brittle starfish
    Boxer / Pom Pom Crab
    Electric Blue Leg Hermit Crab
    snails X5
    Nudibranch X2

    5 x ANEMONE/REEF/FISH/CORAL/MARINE/ANEMONES
    Feather Duster Coral
    Pulsing Xenia Live Coral
    finger soft coral
    Green Star Polyp Coral Frag
    Yellow polyps zoa
     

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