What causes Red Cyano Bacteria (red slime)?

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    roberttroy81 Ocean Fanatic

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    Well i sucked it all up with a siphon hose today.Cleaned my filter.Im gonna junk the aqua clear carbon filter and pick up a Imperor Bio wheel filter this weekend.I also just added a foam sock to my protein skimmer and no more bubbles in the return hose.:DIts working perfectly.Did a small 10% water change too today.I also picked up fozen food formula B.It has

    Clam
    Kelp
    Mussel
    Scallops
    Shrimp
    Fish Roe
    Plankton
    Marine Algae
    Gelaten
    Spiruling
    2% Garlic

    Hope by doing this it just goes away.I also had my Lights running about 11 hours a day,Cut them down to 9 hours
     
    roberttroy81, Nov 28, 2007
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    That'll go a long way towards getting rid of your cyano.But dont expect it go away over night.
     
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    Doc I don't work for anybody

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    I don't know how many corals you have, but they can go without light for a while and cyano cannot. You can safely cut down your light cycle to 3-4 hours and that will help more.

    If you are wanting to give it a whirl, shut off all your lights for three days and make sure the room stays completly dark during that time. Your cyano will be gone and your corals will not take a hit at all. Anemones hate that though, they will move all over the place when you do that.

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    Like Yote said. Make sure your filters are well maintained. I use a cannister filter and don't have any problems,but I keep a close idea on the water params.
     
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