View Full Version : red slime algea

05/17/2007, 04:56 PM
are there any other ways of getting rid of red slime without using chemicles

05/17/2007, 05:03 PM
Flow and nutrient export combined with manual removal are the only ways. Check your TDS on your RO supply and get a phosban reactor to pull PO4 out.

05/17/2007, 06:11 PM
i had a cyano problem for 2 months, i left the light off for 3 full days and almost all went away but a little came back, did it again 2 weeks later and its still gone to this day, been a month.

having said that, now i have a film of algae appear every day or so damn i hate new tanks :mad:

05/17/2007, 06:12 PM
Increase flow, decrease feeding, syphon it out with waterchanges, and keep your parameters and water changes in check.

05/30/2007, 11:56 PM
thanks guys

05/31/2007, 10:28 AM
scarlet hermit crabs .. those worked for me

05/31/2007, 10:32 AM
Make sure no window is shining light on your tank---that's where it will tend to appear. All the causes above are true. The lights-out does work. The 3 days of no lights should be followed by one day of actinic before the halides come on.