Re:Black Slime

#2352
KAC30101
Guest

Dear Pete,
Ok, I’m sorry, I am really frustrated with my tank. I have done everything we had talked about and just when I think things are getting better…. the next day the entire floor of my tank it covered with the black stuff. It is now over all the coral and the plants.

I have, several times, tried to scoop up as much of the slimey stuff as possible and it seems to help for a day or so, but the seahorses’ breathing seems compromised for several hours after stirring things up.

My pH level was up to 8.1 as of this week end and the water is still showing 0 for NO2/NO3, NH3 and Phosphates.

Would it be better to start allover again? Could I start with the "Natural Seawater" from the fish store? Does this have the normal bacteria levels in it, or would I have to cycle for several weeks all over again?
One reason I am so concerned is that there was actually some algae growing on the back of one of the horses and I am now getting concerned for their welfare.

As usual, I appreciate your help.
Kris


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