cyano or red slime?

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    ok so my diatoms are under control , shut lights off for 24 hours and had them only on for half the time yesterday plus a 25% water change

    but lately i been seeing this on my rocks and at first i thought of sweet , red coralline, but curiosity got to me and i decided to touch it well i slid my finder on some and it just peeled off, so im concerned ive never had red cyano , atleast not this bright, and ive never had red slime

    im running some phosban , because honestly i know i been over feeding , kindda hard not to when only one fish eats, i have also reduced his feeding to every other day and i was content when as soon as i fed he darted towards the food :D

    but back to the algae what is it and should it decimate now that im running some phosban?

    i will be brushing as much as i can right now , another wate change is in session just to be on the safe side of the diatom outbreak
    the only one with bubbles is the second pic
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    Welcome to the wonderful world of cyano.
     
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    haha thanks , well ive had cyano just never this bright red always brownish , atleast its not red slime lol, hopefully phosban will help , also good that only the places ive took pics of is where its mostly concentrated
     
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    OH MY GAWD!!! so while doing the water take out from the tank i decided to move the rock just a little , to reorganize the center rock, i move the big one on the left and i see a shell, no prob i take the shell out and talk about sewer water ....the turbo snail that i THOUGHT i had accidently thrown out was stuck under the big rock and apperantly died .....now this leaves me to wonder how the hell my test came out all clear?!?!?! man atleast i found the source of a problem ....

    get it off get it off the stench wont come off my hands!!!!!!!!.....maybe i should start wearing gloves when handling my tank

    Escargot anyone?hehe
     
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    The cyano was eating all of the nitrates.
     
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    cool well after the 50% water change tank is looking great and cyano dissapered :D hopefully i can keep it at bay
     
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    I hope it stays away for you. Cyano is a P.I.T.A.
     
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