Discussion in 'Algae' started by sticksmith23, Jun 19, 2011.
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1+ to this.. it looks like cyano to me as well.
Is this a better pic?
Here is a FTS. The algae is in the two front corners of the tank.
If it is cyano, what do I need to do?
Red Slime Algae (Cyanobacteria) - Description, causes and cures for Red Slime Algae (Cyanobacteria)
I found this article. If I have cyano, then it seems that I need to really watch my phosphates and nitrates in order to get rid of this.
From the description in the article, I believe my problem to be cyano.
Are you running a gfo reactor? if not I would highly recomend it, theres a calculator on here and on brs website that will tell you how much to run in the rector. What are your phosphate levels? nitrates? Are you running a good quality skimmer?
I am not running a GFO reactor or protein skimmer unfortunately. I did just buy some Fluval® Clearmax Phosphate Remover and put it in my AquaClear hob filter and I bought a AquaClear Ammonia Remover Filter Insert. I cant test for phosphates right now. I will test for the big 3 in a little while and post the results. My 2 year daughter decided to hide my test result cards for my testing kit, so I have to find them, lol.
I dont have a lot of extra money right now. Is there anything else I can do that might be low budget. I'm also in the middle of moving right now.
I started using Fluval® Clearmax Phosphate Remover (3.52-oz bag) in my AquaClear 50 HOB filter. I currently can't test for phosphates, so how often should I change this media out?
My tank has been set up since Feburary with livestock in it for about 1.5 to 2 months now.
I believe this is still cyano? It is really bad on this one rock and a little on my sand bed. I've tried manually removing it, but then it is back just as strong the next day. I run GAC in one of my HOB's, and that has helped, but my phosphates are still high.
I can't seem to get rid of it. I don't have a CuC currently. I also noticed that I have a lot of bubble algae on one certain rock with zoas on it. Will an emerald crab take care of this?
Here are my prams as of two nights ago:
ALK: around 2.1 ppm
Nitrate: 0 ppm
Ammonia: 0 ppm
Nitite: 0 ppm
Phosphate: 8 ppm
I know my phosphates are high. I'm going to test the RO water that I've using directly to see if that is where the phosphates are coming from. Any other ideas are greatly appreciated.
I believe its cyano. There are plenty on threads on here about it and how to fix it. In the mean time I can try to find one.
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