Yet another thread on .... R-E-D__S-L-I-M-E

Discussion in 'Algae' started by fc_uk, Nov 19, 2012.

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    Civicdemon Go Big Or Go Home !

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    After looking up Dinos, i really dont think thats what it is, Its only on my sand and i dont get the little stringy mess with bubbles floating upwards. Im thinking it could be one of 3 things.

    I might not have anough flow near the sand, I need a phosfate reactor, or My lights need to be replaced, ( PC lights ) but the light are only about 4 months old. I do notice more of this brown stuff on the side that has the 12k light VS the left side where i had to replace one when i first got the fixture, so i replaced it with a 10k white.
     
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    Northstar24 The Tang Herder

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    You should really break your issue out into its own thread

    To the OP- I would cut back your lighting a few hours for now, and definitely look into a new skimmer, I think that will go a long way in solving your issues
     
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    So, the short story here is the phosban finally kicked in. It took 3.5 weeks, which is longer than I expected.

    Nearly 100% of the red slime died off.

    The bad news is, it is on it's way back...

    My assumption is the media is already saturated and phosphates in the water from my last water change have stimulated growth.

    This time I just tossed in some API phosorb pouches in my sump. Seeing how that cleared it up, I orderd a phosban reactor that has yet to arrive...
     
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    Northstar24 The Tang Herder

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    Long term you're best bet is going to probably be GFO in a fluidized reactor
     
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