algea

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by badbiker, 12 Sep 2010.

  1. badbiker

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    Hi
    Last 2 weeks I am getting red colour algea so dont have Idea is it good sign or bad All water PMTR are normal
    here is the pic
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  3. herkie

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    That looks like Cyano bacteria to me. Some people says a high flow rate will get rid of it but I am not that lucky in my tank. I use a toothbrush that had a long handle fitted to it to brush it off the rock. It comes off very easily and it then gets caught in the filter wool in my return compartment. A hand held pump directed directly at it also blows it off the rocks easily. Everybody seems to be lazy tonight but you should get some more replies tomorrow. Good luck with it, I had it in my previous tank for about the first 12 months and then it disappeared by itself.
     
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    Herkie is right, its a red slime bacteria.

    I used Chemiclean " red slime remover "
    Was gone in two days, but is importent to earate the water well when treating.

    The " cure " should cost between R185 -R200.00
     
  5. magman

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    I can't see the pic, but sounds like cynao, I found vodka sorts it.
     
  6. yusufgamiet

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    a very high flow power head worked well for me.
     
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