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Red Slime remover

Joined
Dec 20, 2011
Location
League City, TX
#1
Last week, I used Boyd Chemiclean trying to remove red slime from my 125 G tank. I followed the dosage per instruction, the instruction also said it may take 48 hrs to work.
It's been 4 days and did not look like it did much good.
I changed 20% of water and used it again yesterday. Still waiting for result. Do you think that was too soon?
What to do if it doesn't work?

I had tried siphoning the slime out and turning the lights off and that seemed to help more than the chemical, problem was the slime came back shortly after I turned the lights on.
 

Cody

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Jul 23, 2014
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The Woodlands, TX
#2
Last week, I used Boyd Chemiclean trying to remove red slime from my 125 G tank. I followed the dosage per instruction, the instruction also said it may take 48 hrs to work.
It's been 4 days and did not look like it did much good.
I changed 20% of water and used it again yesterday. Still waiting for result. Do you think that was too soon?
What to do if it doesn't work?

I had tried siphoning the slime out and turning the lights off and that seemed to help more than the chemical, problem was the slime came back shortly after I turned the lights on.
I've used it before and it normally works very well. I just followed the instructions.
 

steveb

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Jun 24, 2009
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Spring
#3
I have had to do it twice before. Also there are strains of cyano that the red slime remover won't work on. I think you treat with h202 for that one. Also I have had dinoflagellates pop up after wiping out cyano. I'm sure its just my stellar luck but just an fyi.
 

Gregg

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Jan 28, 2015
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#4
I didn’t have any luck with the chemiclean either so I tried cyno rx and it cleaned it right up. You have to turn off the skimmer and to be safe add a bubbler.
 

Cody

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The Woodlands, TX
#6
Keep in mind, there's a good chance that another algae might get a foothold in your tank if you haven't fixed your nutrient export problem. Cyano is very good at keeping the algae at bay. If you kill it and don't fix the issue of putting too many nutrients in your tank, but not taking enough out, then you night have another battle on your hand.
 
Joined
Dec 20, 2011
Location
League City, TX
#9
I did underdose a bit to be on the safe side.
I am happy to report though, after the 2nd dose, the red slime has mostly gone. I did suck out some slime manually, turned off the skimmer (which I did not the first time). I also did not change the water after this second dose so between the two, there is a fair amount of chemical still in the tank.
My lights can now be turned on but not for as long as before (~6, 7 hrs vs 10 hrs).
I will see what happens long term.
 
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