What’s this red stuff?

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  1. Aaron Davis

    Aaron Davis Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Hey all. I recently removed a bunch of different algae types that were being used in my sump. In the ball of mixed algae there was some red stuff. Now that I removed everything but the chaeto as advised by another reefer; I’ve noticed a few spots of this stuff. I had removed a little bit of this a few weeks from my DT. Can someone ID please?

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    Is it slimey to the touch? Looks like cyno bacteria to me.
     
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    Cyno Bacteria bad yeah? How do I get rid of it? It is soft
     
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    If it's just on a rock, when you do a water change, siphon the water into a bucket, stick the rock in there and scrape it off with something like a screw driver and remove debris in that water you are going to chuck. Once it's off you can stick it back in your tank.

    Cyno is in all our systems to some degree, but don't worry too much.
     
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    Siphon it out during water change, or do frequent water change to reduce the nutrition and it will slow down or stop spreading or even banish from you system.
    Don't panic and start dosing/using stuff like Vibrant...it's gonna make thing worse.
     
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    Fantastic! Thanks!

    Panicked a little bit; not so much now! Thanks!
     
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