red algae

Discussion in 'Algae' started by snake, Jul 27, 2004.

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  1. snake

    snake Astrea Snail

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    My reef tank has a major problem with red algae, it's starting to cover everything! Is this a water chem. or lighting problem. I do tend to leave the lights on a lot.
    My water is perfectly clear but the surface areas of everything is becoming covered. My snails are mowing away but can't keep up!
     
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  3. beamer

    beamer Sea Dragon

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    Since no one has responded yet I'll go ahead. I'm still very new at this, 3.5 mos.

    I had some red slime showing up . They called it cyano. Everyone told me to increase my water flow so I placed to power heads inside the tank and that pretty much has taken care of the red and the green that I was getting.

    I would think that if you had your lights on excessively that would also promote the growth. Mine start coming on at 2:30 and go off at 10:30.

    The first thing that most of them will ask you here is "what are your water paramaters?" So check out your nitrates, phosphates, etc. Maybe even your temp.

    We'll let the pros step in now.

    Good Luck,

    Cindiy
     
  4. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Good stuff Cindy.

    Snake this topic has been pretty well covered.. do a search and check out the links on the links page about cyano.

    Good luck.. and thanks for joining 3reef!

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  5. Craig Manoukian

    Craig Manoukian Giant Squid

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    Welcome to 3reef snake!

    Nice job Cindy!
     
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    beamer Sea Dragon

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    Thanks Craig, and thanks for the Karma! :-*

    Cindy
     
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    snake Astrea Snail

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    Thanks for the advice Y'all !
    It's great to have a place to share info like this.
    Snake
     
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  9. Craig Manoukian

    Craig Manoukian Giant Squid

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    Keep in touch snake! Glad to have you here!