algea or what?

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  1. viskop kenny

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    saw this growing on a mates tank on the floor all over what is it?
     
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    Where is the pic Kenny?
     
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    Red slime algae thinks me.
     
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    I agree with Quintin. It's also known as Cyano bacteria. Check for phosphates and Nitrates.
     
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    just to note, 'red slime algae' is misleading as its actually a bacteria (hence the correct name of cyano bacteria) and is an indication of a couple of factors worth paying attention to.

    Check the nitrate levels, and most likely need to does with a bacterial based product (special blend from microbelift or red sea NOPOX).

    Increase the internal flow in the tank and add a air stone to the sump to increased disolved O2 in the water as this helps it die off.

    Siphon the bacteria out when you do water changes (every two weeks.)
     
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    Tah thanks guys for the info!
     
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