How Do I Get Rid of Red Slime Algae in a Saltwater Aquarium?

Red Slime Algae
Red Slime Algae. Photo by Stan Hauter
Help!! There is this ugly red slimy stuff growing all over my tank! How do I get rid of it?

A. Red Slime Algae isn't really an algae at all. It is actually cyanobacteria, a form of bacteria. There are a number of methods for ridding your tank of this bacteria.

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