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Old 07-19-2014, 03:01 PM
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I need some help with my cycle. Seems this red slimy algae stuff is taking over the tank. Iv been dealing with it for a few weeks now trying to manually remove it and running GFO. Any suggestions?


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Old 07-19-2014, 03:13 PM
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Is it red? Looks like a nasty case of cyano
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Old 07-19-2014, 04:24 PM
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Go get some microbacter7 and special blend.
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:10 PM
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cyano solution works well
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Old 07-20-2014, 01:02 PM
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it's red, stringy and has bubbles attached to it. are these supplements that get added directly to the tank? thx
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Mb7 and SB are bacteria. Cyano solution is a chemical but safe. I think with it being that bad I might go right to the cyano solution. And yes added to the tank.
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Old 07-27-2014, 12:26 PM
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so I went in there and did some manual removal. turned my tank into a snow globe. I took a rio 2100 and put some tubing on the output with a filter sock. This worked better than flushing it all down into the sump.

After a 10 gallon water change, I added Ultralife Red Slime remover, turned my skimmer way down, and added an air stone for added oxygen (per instructions.) seems like it got 85% of it so Im going to dose it once more.

after its all gone I suppose I should up the GFO a bit to prevent it from coming back.
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Old 07-27-2014, 12:27 PM
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This is a pretty cool build. I really like the sump design through the closet.
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