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PostPosted: 2007.02.01(Thu)23:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

Atlantis.
Here's a quote from a related post on slime algae

If that red algae is like a slime it is probably a form of blue green algae called cyanobacteria. Cyano is present in most tanks but does not become noticeable until conditions are favorable for its growth. It is opportunistic and flourishes in a stressed or weakened system. Controlled, it can be a normal part of a tanks cycle but you should review some common causes for it none the less. All of the triggers below can be thought of as stressors:

Overfeeding
Poor water circulation (dead spots)
Accumulation of detritus
Cool temps, high temps or temperature fluctuations
Forgotten dead fish or decaying corals
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PostPosted: 2007.02.03(Sat)16:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dale, yeah I am really aware of those point. I do not overfeed, the circulation seems to be good(I had an aquaclear 500, but for me it was just too much of water flow in my 20 gallon so I switch it with my fluval 104), temp is OK, no dead fish or dying coral. I think its due to the reallr poor water quality wich I'm trying to remediate right now.( The pet store wich I bought my lives rocks had cyano. When I bought them I tought cyano was a beautiful algae, making my rocks looking nice...but..with time..I found out that it was kind of a crap hehh..) So the bacteria comes from the store but..its beeing feed with the low quality water I'm adding to the tank.. But as u can see in the previous topic, I'm gonna try to eliminate it.
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PostPosted: 2007.02.03(Sat)19:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck Smile
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