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Nanobros
06/28/2016, 09:15 AM
What type of algae is this? It's sorta fuzzy almost like a hair algae. It's all most like a dark dark reddish purple

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jraker
06/28/2016, 09:17 AM
Cotton candy algae? It's a little hard to tell from the picture.

farfromsea
06/28/2016, 09:39 AM
I would say cotton candy too. Throw some turbos in there to see if they will eat it up
http://melevsreef.com/critters/cotton-candy-algae

Nanobros
06/28/2016, 01:57 PM
I would say cotton candy too. Throw some turbos in there to see if they will eat it up
http://melevsreef.com/critters/cotton-candy-algae



It's all over my tank. I think it's a cyano

jraker
06/28/2016, 04:02 PM
Can you try and get a better picture of it?

Nanobros
06/28/2016, 05:50 PM
Can you try and get a better picture of it?



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farfromsea
06/29/2016, 01:36 AM
Looks more like red cyano since it lacks that fluffy cotton candy quality. You can try some of that Cyano remover stuff I suppose

Nanobros
06/29/2016, 08:12 AM
Looks more like red cyano since it lacks that fluffy cotton candy quality. You can try some of that Cyano remover stuff I suppose



Is it chemi clean? Cyano remover?

farfromsea
06/29/2016, 12:25 PM
Yeah Chemi-Clean or Red Cyano Rx. The cheap method is no light for 3 days but obviously not the best for corals

jraker
06/29/2016, 04:28 PM
Chemi-clean and other cyano removers work with immediate effects, but they do work by killing the bacteria which makes up cyano. Because of that, it also can kill beneficial bacteria in your reef tank. You corals will be perfectly fine with a 3 day blackout. Manual removal also helps, but you don't seem to have much cyano, so I would just do the blackout.

timnem70
06/30/2016, 09:27 AM
How old is that tank? Looks very new? You will get blooms from time to time until it matures. Turn of lights or, treat with chemiclean. It will do the job. Be careful though, it will make your skimmer go crazy for a little while. Good luck

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truffle22
06/30/2016, 12:06 PM
Maybe red slime bacteria?


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Nanobros
06/30/2016, 07:47 PM
How old is that tank? Looks very new? You will get blooms from time to time until it matures. Turn of lights or, treat with chemiclean. It will do the job. Be careful though, it will make your skimmer go crazy for a little while. Good luck

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My tank is 6 weeks old

Reeflife916
07/03/2016, 08:17 AM
My tank is 6 weeks old
Definitely part of the process, you are gonna go through different blooms o different types at different times. Keep up on you WCs and tank husbandry and as the system matures it will begin to balance out

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