You’ve been slimmed?
- Silicates, Phosphates and Nitrates are all possible causes of the dreaded red slime
- Old bulbs or bulbs in the red and yellow end of the light spectrum can also cause
- Low flow contributes to red slime
If your aquarium is under attack from a case of Cyanobacteria aka Red Slime here are some steps you can take to fight back:
- Increase water flow in the affected area
- 10%-15% Weekly water changes, make sure that the water being used for the water changes is free of Silicates, Nitrates and Phosphates, use a quality test kit
- Decrease the photo period, also a 2-3 days lights out helps a lot, and possibly changing your bulbs, depends on spectrum and on bulb life