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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi - I was just reading through the thread about the 'neglected' 54 gal tank and the hairy green algae problem. The remedies sound really daunting! I'm a beginner with a 30 gal reef tank gifted from my kids 2 years ago and really enjoying it. I have 2" of sand from our beach (Gulf of Mexico)...
  2. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    The photo on the right: This is a slow growing "plant" that is only on one rock. I've searched the internet for the type of algae, but can't find it anywhere. Does anyone know what this is? It isn't cyano because it is STUCK to the rock like an ivy vine to a tree! Photo on the Left: Also...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, it's been a super long time since I've been on here. For the past month or month and a half I've been battling a red algae bloom. I've been blowing it off my rock work, removing sand clumps that are stuck to be algae and sucking it out with water changes. But it's growing back fairly...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    How do I remove red algae? So looking into my 29 gallon, I have noticed a build up of red algae over the rocks. Not too bad, and not overtaking, but it's there none the less. When I acquired the tank, it came with about 15 pounds of live rock that was completely covered in the red, at which...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Is red slime algae good or bad? I'm having it pop up in my sand bed and on my live rock, it doesn't seem to be hurting anything. Should I leave it or try to get rid of it?
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, Just started this whole marine fish experience about 6 weeks ago when we bought our first 125 gallon tank. Got the RO/DI unit set up, live rock, live sand and the works (protein skimmer, sump, lights, etc) and let it cycle for about 4 weeks with regular chemical checks. Finally added...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    In early December I began to cycle my first 30 gallon saltwater aquarium. The tank has been cycled I have 2 Ocellaris clown fish, 1 damsel, and a coral beauty angel fish. I started to get this weird red hair all over the tank on the sides the front on my powerhead and my heater. I checked my...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    anyone know a fish or invert that will eat red hair algae and possibly other nussance algae without eating my macro algae.
  9. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi all! I have a 90 gallon reef tank. Had some trouble with the red slime algae, and suspect this weird plant growing on the side if the base rock is related to it, but not sure. Having trouble matching it up to any plant I know. Anyone see this before or have a clue what type of plant for...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Im having a problem with the amount of red algae in my tank. The tank has been running for about 2 months and I have a pair of clowns and a fire fish. Recently red algae has come in and water changes aren't getting rid of it. any suggestions?
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi. I have a reasonably new (3 month) 20 gall long tank that has started to grow this red algae. Ihave heard about the bad kind and think this may be it. Please help me to id me red algae. I worried it could take over my tank!
  12. General Reef Discussion
    If ive treated my tank for red slime multiple times, washed out my filters, and it still re-occurs, what could be the problem? Any solutions in mind? Ive changed my lighting times to 4 hours on my 10,000k's and 8 hours on my atenics. Write down any solutions you may have in mind.
  13. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Having a bit of an algae bloom/infestation in my tank and I'm hoping someone can help me out! I'm going to try and give as much info as possible so sorry for the novel... I have a 40g breeder, with a 20g sump, been up and running for about 2.5 months. When I set it up, under the advice from my...
  14. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Help! About a month ago I posted a thread on here about having a severe red cyanobacteria out in my tank. Over the course of the month i've changed my bulbs to be brand new, bought an RO unit, and a phosphate reactor. All have been installed in my tank and are running as designed. At first...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I'm thinking this is red cynobacteria. Can anyone confirm this. It's stringy like and waves in the current but also looks like a goo covering this section of the substrate. The tank is cycling, been about 3 months now since startup. Water perimeters look good. Any ideas how to get rid of...
  16. "Soft" corals
    I had a small red algal bloom in my 55gal long tank, after adding a few fish 5 (blue damsels which died due to temp shock or amonia possibly), GSP, and Kenya. After a 10-15% water change the ammonia is back to 0.25, the red algae is subsiding and the moon snails are cleaning up. I see some red...
  17. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Anyone have details (other than as the words state) or links to instructions? My concern is for my livestock. I have a red algae outbreak. Already started with Carbon and GFO media treatment for Phosphate reduction. I want to attack it hard this weekend.
  18. SPS Coral Forum
    Not sure if this is the right section to post this in, anyways.. We have this CTRock and recently red algae has been forming on top of the Organge coral that I was told is the main source of energy for the Rock aside from what the worms get from the water. anyone know if this is normal or if it...
  19. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I have noticed that my nantank has grown some red blobs - they look pretty. However, I've also noticed that nearby, some dull green slime algae have appeared. Are they the same thing? Should I get rid of all these growths?
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I have a brownish/red algae that is growing all over my sand and LR. My tank is about 5 months old and I have been doing water changes every 2 weeks using sw from my lfs ever since this problem started occuring about 1.5 months ago. The problem persists and at times it gets so thick that it will...
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