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    Hello everyone, I am looking for some information. I am going to start this off by saying that I know my tank set up is less than ideal. Unfortunley I am a full time college student and my budget is all but nonexistent. So while I know that there are some changes I could make to help this...
  2. Marine Depot
    How to Get Rid of Cyanobacteria RED SLIME!!! - Reef Tank Pest Control #3
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I have been battling red slime in my reef aquarium for a couple of months and after my water change this weekend decided to reinstall my GFO reactor to combat phosphate. My phosphates test show 0 but I read that as long as i see red slime there has to be some in my tank. I used to use GFO...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 72g reef that's been up and running for 4 years. I've recently found this odd velvet-like red sponge that started very small but has spread all over a number of my rock formations. I've scoured the forums trying to ID this "pest" but it seems to be frequently misclassified as cyano. It...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I had a fire shrimp which some how disappeared I think may have been eaten. I found part of him which I thought was from him shedding but he has been Mia for 3 weeks. I moved rock and searched high and low. What can I add with out worry of my fish being eaten go keep rock and sand clean? I added...
  6. Marine Depot
    Sayonara, Cyano! Today we're highlighting products to help you get rid of red slime plus check out our new arrivals from AquaMaxx and Bubble Magus!
  7. Marine Depot
    Red Slime: How to Prevent and Remove Cyanobacteria Have you ever battled Cyanobacteria in your reef?
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hi i have a 72 gallon bowfront and i recently got this red slime and did research and found out it was cyanobacteria and i need help to get rid of it.
  9. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I have a 75 gallon 6 month old reef tank with fish, inverts, and soft corals. We developed a Red Slime problem about 8 weeks ago. I treated with UltraLifes red slime product. It worked pretty well but the slime is creeping back. I don't want to treat it again because we lost a fish and it...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys! So I've recently been dealing with an algae problem, red slime. It has began to spread to my live rock now after it has covered my whole sand bed. I can take my hand and swirl the sand and break it up, but over night it comes back. So I went to my LFS, and the guy there recommended...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Need some advice on treating and curing red slime algae, don't want to use chemicals and don't want an immediate fix, want a long term as permanent fix as possible.
  12. General Reef Discussion
    My 125 gallon reef tank is just a year old and over the past month or more, I've been having major issues with diatom blooms, red slime algae and now something new I haven't seen before in the way of small circular green hard algae and larger white spots forming on all the black surfaces and...
  13. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    My father passed away this Valentines Day, and now I am in charge of his 120 gallon salt water fish tank. He loved his fish, so it's important to me to try to keep it. I have been educating myself through videos, books, and talking with experts and learning on the job. There are 10 fish total...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Help, I have a huge ammonia and nitrate problem readings at Nitrate: 10 ppm Ammonia : 0.50 ppm Nitrite : 0 ppm DKH 11 and PH 8.4 tank is a 250 gal with a 50 gal refugium filter with 2 filters in it. Reef tank with LPS and soft...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hello All, I'm battling some red cyano and have tried multiple natural fixes for root cause with no luck. Yesterday I dosed with chemiclean, removed carbon, and turned off my skimmer. I know the directions say to do the 25% water change 48 hours after dosing, but could I wait longer, like 4 days...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    This is my first post and I thank any responders in advance for any tips and advice along the way. Let's cut to the chase. About a month ago a friend of mine moved out of his home into a new place. He asked if I wanted his reef tank which had been going strong for 10+ years. There is a ton of...
  17. Marine Depot
    Flatworms! [gasp!] Red Slime! [ahhhh!] Treat your tank with Blue Life's reef-safe Flatworm Rx and Red Cyano Rx formulas-now 30% off! Offer ends Sunday. Time is running out to enter for your chance to win an EcoTech Marine Coral Propagation Tool Kit!
  18. General Reef Discussion
    im absolutely at an end of what to do. I have a 150g mixed reef, mainly sps. Everything is doing great, params are as follows Ca- 420 Alk- 8dkh P04- 0.00 Nitrates- 0.00 Salinity- 1.024 Filtration- 60g sump, Swc 160 skimmer Bio pellets- 500ml GFO Carbon Everything is healthy and happy, and i...
  19. 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.
  20. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Suggestions on how to get rid of this? I've tried everything. I have a skimmer running around the clock, I have been cutting back food to once a day, and twice every other day, and I haven't added any new fish or livestock to avoid increasing bio load. I'm trying to reduce nutrients in the water...
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