Chemiclean Red Slime Remover

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by mario8402, Mar 17, 2007.

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  1. jtReef

    jtReef Ritteri Anemone

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    This is totally normal. Your skimmer will continue to go crazy. Just give it another day or 2. Just replace the water the skimmer takes out and it will get back to normal soon. I used to use it every month just before a water change just to clean out my system. It worked very well. I was only putting in a tiny bit when i did this but had good success.
     
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  3. mario8402

    mario8402 Fire Shrimp

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    cool. thanks
    do you have the preskimmer/buble trap for your aquac? mine is still putting alot of bubbles in my tank after 1 month...
     
  4. jtReef

    jtReef Ritteri Anemone

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    I used to have a little but since then i put it into a fuge with a divider to trap the bubbles. So it is no longer an issue. The bubble trap filter worked ok when I used it but I hated the fact that I was alwasy checking the water level and worring about the pump burning up from drying out.
     
  5. QTYPIE424

    QTYPIE424 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I am far from being an expert at this hobby but I am learning from all of you and from my own experiences. I had a terrible problem with cyano to the point I thought about getting out of this hobby. I vaccumed my sand bed and tried to remove as much as I could from the sand bed then I added the red slime remover to my 20% water change. I turned my protein skimmer off for about an hour. The next day I changed all my biofilters, etc.. About 10 days later I had to add a little water maybe like 5% but that was it. I did not want to do another water change as long as everything was fine because I might remove what I put in there to cure my problem. Other factors do play an important role as well. I increased my water flow, cut down on my feedings and the lights. All is well right now, my tank looks wonderful. I hope things work out for you!!
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  6. jpmorley

    jpmorley Astrea Snail

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    The foaming is totally normal and will go away in a day or two.
     
  7. regmc

    regmc Plankton

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    Good thoughts. I, too, have the same Red algae problem in my office tank, a 45G. Have looked at my additions and narrowed it to what I thought was a beautiful piece of "star", it is now completely covered. Will use one of the "removals", also will remove the "culprit", but now that it's there don't know if the removal will help. Will let you know what happens. I've done regular 20% water changes. So, that is not the answer. MY LFS and coral provider is coming over tomorrow night, will talk with him, I became a firm believer in keeping records of additions and any happenings. If I can remember the Forum name, will keep you posted. After all, I'm 70 and the memory ain't what it used to be.

    Can any of you tell me how I can upload a pic of the new tank he set up for me? And where I should upload it. It's only a 55, but, it is beautiful, well, it is to me.<HA!>

    Thanks,
    Reg
     
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  9. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Get an account on photobucket, they are free. Once image uploaded to photobucket, copy link and paste right into your post.
     
  10. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    If you hit "reply to post" as opposed to using quick reply, you'll see a button called "manage attachments".
     
  11. DrTim

    DrTim 3reef Sponsor

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    I will try to not sound like a commercial for my products!
    Cyano and algae grow because you have excess nutrients in your tank - organic carbon, nitrate and phosphate. Until you get rid of them the problem will just keep coming back (plus think about what happens to the dead cyano - it just gets broken down and recycled as nutrients). There are a variety of ways to get rid of at least some of these - cleaning, protein skimming and water changes but they are usually not enough. You need to add something that will out-compete the cyano and algae - this is bacteria.

    If you add the right bacteria and have a little patience the bacteria will use the nutrients to grow and reproduce and they can do it much faster than the cyano (also a bacteria) and the algae. The resultant bacteria are then consumed by your corals (if you have corals) and/or exported from the system by your protein skimmer.

    There is a new, excellent article about bacterial numbers (or lack thereof) in the water of a reef system versus a natural reef in this months advance aquarist online (I hope it is ok to mention them).

    The long term solution is to dose the right bacteria in your system and let them take care of the organics you can remove because they are hard to get to etc and the nitrate and phosphate. It can take a little time but it works and you can stop needlessly adding antibiotics to your tank.
     
  12. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    It's ok to mention. Ken and Sanjay did a great job on it. Feature Article: Bacterial Counts in Reef Aquarium Water: Baseline Values and Modulation by Carbon Dosing, Protein Skimming, and Granular Activated Carbon Filtration &mdash; Advanced Aquarist's Online Magazine