Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    45

    What is good to get rid of cyanobacteria

    what medication/additives is good to get rid of cyanobacteria..its the red slime algae

  2. #2
    liv
    liv is offline
    Former Moderator liv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,646
    have a look in the critter section, i believe some of those like that stuff.. if not, I think you can order some that will clean it all. also do a search on previous posts, I remember some people having the same issue

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    6,370
    well, before you try redslime remover or any other chemicals we should try to see whats causing it. There are a few factors that could be addressed.HOW OLD IS YOUR TANK? new tanks 6 months or less usually go thru different stages and CYNO being one of them. most times it will burn itself out.
    WHAT KIND OF FLOW. low flow will tend to lend itself to CYNO and HAIR ALGEA. incresing this will normally also help.
    OVER FEEDING? some people overfeed or feed heavy and if your not setup for this then probs occur. skimming and a refugium usually really help.
    ROCK WORK. the wall of rock setup lends itself to this problem as it restricts good flow.
    LIGHTING. old lights that have lost or changed spectrum will sometimes cause blooms.
    this is some info that might help out and others will chime in.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Flame*Angel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    3,332
    Johnny makes some good points here.

    I've found that conchs do a good job of eating cyano off the sand but they won't be able to deal with ton of it.
    Susan

  5. #5
    Senior Member Leafster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    138
    Is it a good idea to remove the rocks first and then brush the cyno off instead of trying to remove the cyno while the rock is in the tank? I assume that the cyno would only spread faster if the rock is left in the tank...
    Leafster

    Groceries or more reef supplies?
    What an easy decision...

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    6,370

    well????

    yes and no. If you have corals on the rock and stuff like that thens it a real pain as CYNO can/will bloom over night like fast!
    also, when your removing rocks you tend to stir up the sand bed adding even more crap[for lack of a better word] to the water increasing fule supply for CYNO.You could syphon off large patches but try not to let it flow around. Ya didn't give us any info on those tank ?? could help us a bit better. Thanks.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    45
    80 gallon, 80 lbs of LR, 150 lbs LS, I have a 802 and a maxijet 1200 but getting another powerhead because I m think I have low flow...2x175w with 40w actinics.. and I also think that it could be my wall of rocks that could me causing this too..also the tank is about 2-3 months old so that could also me a problem...I have 2 fighting conch and it does stir up the sand but it stays away from the cyano..1 blue tank, 2 damsel, 3 anemone, some sps , LPs and a colt and kenya tree and xenia...2 cucmber and a tuxedo urchin....

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    45
    Oh yeah ..I keep my actinics on for 14 hours a day and mh for 12 hours

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    6,370
    FLOW+AGE+ ROCK STRUCTURE. yeh those 3 things won't help. How bad is the cyno? get another MAXI1200 for sure! I have a MAG12 + 3X MAXIS1200

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    45
    well first it was on the sand then on the rocks...after that I moved the rocks a bit and it started to not grow on the rocks but now its back ....its getting worst..now not only is it on both the rocks and the sand but its causing a lot of bubbles (well I think its coming from the cyano because within the red slime theres many air bubbles) in my tank...at the cyano looked black so I just thought that it was something else like hair algae but now i m beginning to see that its a bit red...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Removing cyanobacteria
    By Salt-lik in forum Reef Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-29-2006, 11:38 AM
  2. Any good?
    By ReefBizz in forum Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-22-2006, 02:32 AM
  3. Diatoms/Cyanobacteria
    By drummer89 in forum Just Getting Started
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-12-2005, 06:17 PM
  4. Cyanobacteria - AKA - Red Slime Plague
    By swiseman in forum Reef Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-05-2005, 02:19 AM
  5. This Any Good???
    By Pluff in forum Just Getting Started
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-10-2003, 11:10 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •