Re:Black Slime


Dear Pete,
Thank you so much for all the information you gave me, reguarding my slime problem. I have tried hard to follow your advice and things will hopefully be getting better. I planned on running a tot. alk. on Saturday, but wasn’t able to and will do it tomorrow, along with the KH and Calcium.

I am sad to say I lost one of my horses, but the remaining three seem fine and are acting normally again. I started with the 2 phase buffer and spent alot of time trying to scoop out the slime, which breaks up fairly nicely when trying to remove it. Its a mess!!

To answer your earlier question, most of the water in my tank came from the Marine Store, as I usually buy it to start up a tank and keep 5 gal. or so on hand.(although, for this particular tank, I did make up about 20 gal. from tap water)

Honestly, in all the salt tanks I have maintained, I have never had this stuff.
Will it ever go completely away? It really is horrible looking.
Thanks again for all your great help…. it’s really appreciated.

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