Red slime around the Chaeto algae and all over the sump

Discussion in 'Algae' started by assafelbaz, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. assafelbaz

    assafelbaz

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2012
    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    NY, USA.
    Hi.

    This Cynaobacteria has to be gone... I have it in my sump now. It has bubbles stick to it and it looks bad. What should i do? How to clean the Chaeto?

    I replaced the bulb in the sump from 5,000K to 6,500K to make the Chaeto grow, but instead i got Red Slime grow... Not funny at all.
     
    assafelbaz, Apr 23, 2012
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. assafelbaz

    Cheeser I Love Reefer

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2012
    Messages:
    602
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    satantonio, texas
    weird. i would probably suggest chemiclean.
    what does everyone else think about that stuff?
     
    Cheeser, Apr 23, 2012
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. assafelbaz

    assafelbaz

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2012
    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    NY, USA.
    I think maybe the sand i am using infected too much... i took some from the display tank and i have put it in the sump. If that's the problem let me know, i will take all the sand from both tanks and i will kill it with Chemiclean, then i will put it back.

    Let me know please, thanks.
     
    assafelbaz, Apr 23, 2012
    #3
  4. assafelbaz

    kevdogg

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2011
    Messages:
    807
    Likes Received:
    124
    Location:
    Annapolis, MD
    Chemiclean will kill the cyno but it won't resolve the issue that you are having of excess nutrients in your water. Please post your params, (please don't just say that they are fine). Also how much and what are you feeding?
     
    kevdogg, Apr 24, 2012
    #4
  5. assafelbaz

    little_fish Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    15,713
    Likes Received:
    2,574
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    You can clean the cheato by rinsing it in some old tank water or under the tap if you are quick about it.

    And you can suck out the other bits of cyano with a turkey baster. Give the cheato some time to work and hopefully the cheato can eliminate the stuff
     
    little_fish, Apr 24, 2012
    #5
  6. assafelbaz

    assafelbaz

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2012
    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    NY, USA.
    OK, i will rinse it and do cleaning the cyano from the rest of it...
     
    assafelbaz, Apr 24, 2012
    #6
  7. assafelbaz

    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2008
    Messages:
    10,440
    Likes Received:
    975
    Location:
    VA USA
    +1 fish.... once you get it cleaned, try to get some movement around the chaeto to prevent stuff from growing on it.
     
    wontonflip, Apr 24, 2012
    #7
  8. assafelbaz

    Gizmo

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2012
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Washington
    I've always pointed my skimmer output toward it, to make some movement around it. Just an idea.
     
    Gizmo, Apr 24, 2012
    #8
  9. assafelbaz

    sen5241b

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2008
    Messages:
    5,029
    Likes Received:
    387
    Location:
    Arlington VA
    I had it in my cheato at one point. Is there strong flow? My fuge has 300gph thru it.
     
    sen5241b, Apr 25, 2012
    #9
  10. assafelbaz

    assafelbaz

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2012
    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    NY, USA.
    I have 50GPH for it because my tank is just 10 gallon. I cleaned it now, but i wish it won't come back...
     
    assafelbaz, Apr 25, 2012
    #10
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.