UltraLife Red Slime remover

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  1. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Just wondering if anyone has used it. And if they have any words of advise?


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  3. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Craig Manoukian Giant Squid

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    No experience. A last resort though as I've heard of success from others who have used Red Slime Remover.
     
  5. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Just to follow up.
    I used Red Slime remover Friday at 9:pM.
    It recommends 1 spoon (provided) for every 15G. I have a 75G tank with 100lbs LR and a 3-5" DSB
    I used 3 spoons totaling 45G
    It gave my tank a neon green hue, while under Actinics.
    The following morning the green hue was still present
    There were no signs of stress to anything.
    The MH came on and the clams all extended well and all Coral seemed normal
    Green hue still present Saturday night at 9:00pm
    Worms and Pod activity normal after lights out
    Sunday Morning no green hue and no Red slime
    I will perform a 15% water change and siphon all remains today

    It is recommended to does again after 48 hours. I will not.


    Just thought I would update

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  6. Matt Rogers

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    I am sorry I missed this J...

    Any thoughts on how you got the algae/bacteria in the first place?
     
  7. Speedy

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    This is a bad pic, but did your red slime look like this. I've noticed this on some of the rocks near the back of my tank. They are directly under my filter's drip (i don't know the proper term, me=newbie), I also notice some red slime on this part of the filter. I also just recently noticed a few thick red hairs on the slime that aren't shown in the pic. I tested my water at a local fish store and it was all good. I was under the impression that I might've been high on phosphates, but the water checked out fine. It's wierd. Any info, or help would be awesome, thanks again guys.
     

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  9. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Some times the common answers don't help. Yes that looks like Cyano or Red Slime Algae.
    It sounds like you have it in a similar place as I did in a high flow area. Before you use some meds I would try to vacuum it off. Also How old are your lights and what is the K rating of them. The Vacuum method should get ride of it. Watch the area carefully and see if it returns. Often with each Vacuum it will come back less and less until not at all.

    Try this before using any Meds

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  10. Crabby Jim

    Crabby Jim Sea Dragon

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    Please explain what K rating of lamps could have to do with the red slime. I have 12K Lamps are these condusive to growing this red slime stuff
     
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    a1amap Astrea Snail

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    I have used red slime remover before and it worked well. I didn't have to re-dose but when you turn your skimmer back on stay there. It will shoot out crap for a while. I had 20 gallons out of the skimmer so have extra water on hand for the water change and to replace the water displaced by the skimmer.
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  12. Crabby Jim

    Crabby Jim Sea Dragon

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    I used this stuff and I have had fantastic results I mean UNBELEIVEABLE results after only one half dose. Only problem my skimmer is still going nuts when should it settle down and why is it going crazy in the first place ? What does this stuff do to the water???:confused: