Author: Mark PetersonSubject:
LF Clean-up crew - red slime algae eatersPosted:
January 22 2017 at 11:42am
Rusty's Reefs is the newest LFS in the valley and it is conveniently located directly across the street from a former LFS, The Aquarium. Rusty is a great guy. The address: 9171 S. 700 E. Sandy
My motto for effective algae control is "Snails, Snails and more Snails" The population usually needs to be replenished every 3-6 months because of mortality. Luckily there are Stomatella Snails that reproduce naturally in most reef aquariums. Unfortunately, we usually like our tanks to be so clean of algae that we must have an overpopulation of Snails. Some Snails end up too hungry and they easily die.
Copied here is the Reefkeeping Tip where we discussed almost all the options for controlling red slime:Red Slime/Cyanobacteria of many colors, how to eradicate it:http://www.utahreefs.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=37106http://utahreefs.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=80420
The second of those threads speaks of Dr. Tim's Waste Away. It is a natural solution of crud eating bacteria that seems to clear up not only Cyano but a lot of old aquarium waste. I use it and heartily recommend it.
The Reefkeeping Tips (see below) is a place where hundreds of local hobbyists have shared their knowledge and given good tips regarding all kinds of marine aquarium issues. Check it out.
Edited by Mark Peterson - 5 hours 11 minutes
ago at 11:49am