How did you get rid of this nuisance algae,other than protein skimming. I tried to do kalk drip but its not really working,its beginning to build in my sump and fuge,covering the chaeto. Help guys? Sending SOS to all my fellow reefers.
Upgrading my skimmer to a massive one helped me. I can suggest blowing out the rocks more often, checking water from my ro/di, sugar or vodka dosing, phosphate reactor and using a good salt mix. Some people have had luck with the 3 day lights out method.
For some reason,the problem just started,not too bad,but its in the beginning stage and I want to nip it at the bud. I will upgrade the skimmer soon,does phosphate pads help at all. It seems like PO4 checked out at .3 the last test. And thanks again for the suggestions,appreciate it.
Chemiclean will get it under control practically overnight, but it's not a long term solution. You need to figure out what's causing it and try to get it under control (increase your flow, lower phosphates, etc.).
I am trying to clean the sump of the algae first and it seems like its being skimmed away by two skimmers. Thanks guys,I think it is the phosphate,I replaced my pad and it seem to help with less breakout and trying to limit the light for the fuge for now so it will slowly go away. I also increased flow with 3 koralia 4s and hope to upgrade skimmer soon.
Hey thinice,trying to get rid of it naturally too because I have too much corals in my tank if something goes wrong. Where do you get sallylightfoot crabs or can i introduce peppermint shrimp to rid of the slime? The temps only at 79,I have a chiller but thanks for the suggestion thinice,where did you get your phosphate reactor
Chemi clean, water changes, then started Vodka dosing with more dillegent phos and nitrate testing. A few struggling corals were removed from the tank that seemed to be cyano bait. All cyano is gone now.
thin ice,thanks for your suggestions,bought a reactor to control the phosphates,I will keep you posted. I cant wait to hook it up,just too much stuff to plug in,one of the reasons that I am hesitant to get one,my outlets are so packed.
I just purchased one myself as I am in the process of setting up a 120...
Anyways, if you look at my manifold, I have the 3/8'' connector plumbed for the BRS reactor... I should have it up and running tomorrow. I'll post pics, especially if it works without the maxijet 1200...