Slime algae

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  1. Maddy

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    Does anyone that has seahorses also have a slime algae problem because of the lower flow in the tank? Any suggestions of how to control it?
     
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    suck it up with a turkey baster
     
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    I do that already but it just keeps on coming back.
     
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    Since you can't blast flow at it, you have to cure it by looking at what's feeding it - nitrates and phosphates. A sump with a reactor can help, more water changes, and reducing waste. Certain macro algae can out compete for nutrients. Algae needs food, so do your best to eliminate nitrates and phosphate.
     
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