Fauna Marin RED X is a new liquid additive by the German company to help aquarists rid themselves of nuisance algae like green and red cyanobacteria, mild dinoflagellate infestations, gold and armor algae and diatoms.
Fauna Marin describes RED X as a special formula that prevents algae growth in the aquarium in a biological / organic way and is very gentle to aquarium inhabitants. The good news is it doesn’t contain antibiotics or other prescription meds so its reef safe for all your inhabitants including fish, corals and invertebrates (when used according to the label of course).
Treatment seems pretty straightforward using 10ml per 100 liters for six days and you’ll see the results around five days after that. Fauna Marin recommends no water changes, carbon, phosphate removers or other absorption media and to turn off any ozone or UV for the 11 days of treatment.
For preventative measures against another outbreak, Fauna Marin recommends adding its Fauna Marin ReBiotic.
Fauna Marin RED X is made of three ingredients — water, sodium chloride and salicylic acid. Since it does have salicylic acid, it can be corrosive so take care when getting it on your skin or other surfaces. If that happens, ensure you flush with fresh water.
Fauna Marin RED X is now available and comes in two sizes a 100ml bottle that retails for €24,95 and a 500ml bottle that retails for €39,95.