Discussion in 'Algae' started by Yuri Kapustin, Feb 16, 2009.
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Hmmm. Cayan pepper... Interesting.
As long as it works!
Also found this when googling it. Also said to turn skimmer off for 24 hrs this is the quote of the web
Red Slime Algae, also known as Cyanobacteria, grows in the presence of nitrate and ammonia, which are both fixed forms of nitrogen. ChemiClean red slime remover removes red slime algae from your tank quickly, effectively and safely.
Chemiclean can be used as a solution when red slime is present, but also as a regular maintenance procedure that will help keep your water crystal clear and your tank free of unwanted red slime algae. You can remove cyanobacteria algae from your tank quickly.
Effectively Removes disease causing Red Slime Algae (Cyanobacteria) from your fish tank.
Works quickly without harming fish, invertebrates, corals or important nitrifying bacteria.
Oxidizes organic sludge and sediment.
Helps to clarify both Saltwater Aquariums and Freshwater Aquariums by removing fish tank red slime algae.
Promotes Ideal Enzyme Balance
Safe for Reef Tanks, All Invertebrates, Desirable Macro Algaes, important nitrifiying bacteria and all fish.
If you are looking for a red slime algae eater, consider Chemiclean, which is both Fresh water and Salt water secure.
Directions: Use included level scoop, one per each 10 gallons. After 48 hours, repeat if needed. Must change water (20%) after every treatment. Contents treat 300 gallons.
Important Note: So you do not alter or filter ChemiClean out of your tank, first turn off UV sterilizer and/or Ozonizer and also your Protein Skimmer. Remove ChemiPure or any other Carbon Filtration for 24 hours following each treatment. During treatment maintain tank oxygen levels with airstone or other aerator.
Contains no phosphates, algacides or Erythromycin succinate. Avoid prolonged skin contact. Keep away from children. Do not ingest. ChemiClean Net Weight: 2 grams.
Note: Because Chemiclean red slime algae remover is extremely popular, we carry a large inventory to ensure a constant stock and can ship daily.
i think i will really consider using this product now, thanks for the info mirandacollc, K+ for you
Im trying not to think of generating homemade remedies... lol
Makes you think though about how easy it would be to make all of your tank's essential remedies with scratch stuff at home haha.
glad to hear it worked for you...I so know what its like to have a bad cyano outbreak, I went through it not to long ago, but mine lasted nearly a month...I heard of that product before, but because of where I live, I would have had to order it online (my lfs is Petco & they don't carry it). Did you do anything else? Like Adjust water flow, or turn off lights, etc.?
Yes, i did. I limited my lighting, and started much less feeding, i did the water changes too. It just wouldnt go away until I used this stuff. I did a major water change after using it and it hasnt come back so far!
I also keep a strong flow of water on the sand now.
I turned off the lights for days. I cut back on the feeding. I have 2 1350gph in my sump and 4 korilia4s plus 2 korilia3s I dident need to add more flow. I personally dont believe in this flow thing. I swear it looked like the flow was making the slime just go with the flow haha. I am sure the flow thing works just never had it happen for me. The slime always started on the back glass and there is 2 korilia 4s hitting the glass right where it starts.
Exactly! It drove me nuts! I got rid of mine the old fashioned way though...and that too drove me nuts! Next time (hopefully there won't be one) I'll use this stuff though cause there is no way I'm gonna go throw all that hoopla again! lol
I could imagine that it was hell lol.
What was your "old fashioned way" Scooping it out manually?
I started doing that, but then realized it wasn't working, I was only making it worse by causing it to spread...lets see, long story short...I added a power head, turned off the lights for about a week, did 2 cycles of phosphate remover, reduced feeding, plenty of water changes, added a lawnmower blenny, and a big fat hermit crab...I was so frustrated with the whole thing...it was like a constant battle...but, in the end, I WON! I even wrote a few blogs about it, if you have time... lol...I think I call it Curse of the cyano...
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