Good or bad Algae

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  1. Nick R

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    can some one help? my friends tank has alot of this thick dark red/Maroon algae on the back wall of the tank.

    is this bad?

    will try post a pic later

    thank you
     
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    Not good, check his water parameters and see that the circulation is adequate.
     
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    Is it a slime algae or a hard calcareous algae?
     
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    it is quite slimey
     
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    Slime algae is a bad one and i agree water parameters should be checked esp phosphates. What skimmer is he using and how much water flow in the system?
     
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    i think its a Berlin Airlift skimmer i will post pics!
     
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    sounds like cyano
     
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    tank

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    Me think you need more water movement in the tank.
     
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    Siphon that off the back glass, before it gets on the rock and substrate.
     
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    Yip, I agree.
     
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    Hi there - I would also agree with Thalion - more DIRECT water movement on the back end of the glass... Since I moved my power-heads to blow directly towards each other (was blowing against the back glass) I too have some cyano bacteria.... Yeah - I know - I think that my phosphates are still a little hi-ish.... I am feeding MUCH less to try and curb this, as well as my phosphate reactor is now in full swing as well....
     

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