gross red algae
- hey there guys... i just started my first saltwater aquarium, and i
seeded my tank with crushed coral from the petstore where i work.....
unfortunately, i also inadvertently seeded it with a very gross,
slimy, and extremely fast growing (read: overnight) red algae... this
stuff coats the crushed coral and the rocks in my tank every
morning... is there anything i can do about it? all i have in my 75
gal tank right now is 2 domino damsels, no live rock or anything...
- How is the current in the tank? Are there any places where the water
is stagnent? Red slime algae prefers those areas. If you don't have
any powerheads I would get some to keep the water moving. If you do
have them, try re-positioning them to increase water movement.
Here is more info about red algae:
This algae is slime-like. As with most algae it is undesirable and
can be easily removed from your tank. Growth is promoted by incorrect
light spectrum or too much light. This type of algae prefers areas
with low or no water flow. To remove red algae you can increase water
flow to the area, reduce lighting, and reduce silicates and