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  1. #1
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    Coraline Algea question

    I have recently noticed that the top of my live sand bed has been turning a deep scarlet red. I assume this is Coraline Algea? Is this normal for a tank?
    90g mixed reef tank
    4 VHO fluorescent Actinic
    Corallife Skimmer 220gal
    Eheim filter 2217
    2 MJ 1200
    1 ZM PS 40
    150lbs LR
    Yellow Tang; Desjardin Sailfin; Blue/green Chromis; Clownfish; Threadfin & Copperbanded Butterfly;
    Sandsifter, Brittle & Serpent Starfishes
    Coral Banded, Blood, Peppermint, Cleaner & Anemone Shrimp; Sally Lightfoot, Anemone, Emerald Crabs
    Scarlet Red, Metallic Blue, Red, Blue & Orange Legged Hermit Crabs and some snails
    Far too many corals and frags to list

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    coraline

    Sounds more like red slime to me. Knd of like a red veil on the bottom of your tank?
    Jason

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    Yeah, that sounds right...with bubbles trying to ge

    Yeah, that sounds right...with bubbles trying to get through it...

    My tank has been up and running since Dec 26/05. I know it's overloaded. I do 20% water changes weekly.

    How can I get rid of Cyano?

    It appears to be growing on my corals as well...it has bubbles in it trying to escape...
    90g mixed reef tank
    4 VHO fluorescent Actinic
    Corallife Skimmer 220gal
    Eheim filter 2217
    2 MJ 1200
    1 ZM PS 40
    150lbs LR
    Yellow Tang; Desjardin Sailfin; Blue/green Chromis; Clownfish; Threadfin & Copperbanded Butterfly;
    Sandsifter, Brittle & Serpent Starfishes
    Coral Banded, Blood, Peppermint, Cleaner & Anemone Shrimp; Sally Lightfoot, Anemone, Emerald Crabs
    Scarlet Red, Metallic Blue, Red, Blue & Orange Legged Hermit Crabs and some snails
    Far too many corals and frags to list

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    How can I get rid of Cyano?
    Reduce the bio load, skim more, feed less.

    Cyano feeds on excess nutrients in the water.

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    northern boy i had the same problem, then i asked the same question. i bought red slime remover from big al's for 26.00 bucks and it worked wonders in about 24 hours. it comes in a small vile with a spoon and it you mix it with water then add it to your display tank. it does turn the water yellow but it goes away. you wont be disappointed and there wont be an inch left!!! :speedbana

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