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Old 05-21-2011, 12:22 PM   #1
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I have this stringy brownish red hair growing on my gravel. What is it and how do I get rid of it? It's not on my glass just my sand. Thank you
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Sounds like cyano to me. Read our article about it in the SW articles section.
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:48 PM   #3
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What is best method to rid cyano?
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What are your parameters?
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Everything is spot on. I'm thinking we brought something home on some live rock recently purchased or too much lighting?
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How much do you feed?
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Yep cyanobacteria is what it sounds like. Just battled a huge outbreak of it. Are you using tap water?
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No no tap water used on RO
MOST likely too much light for awhile
Most likely too much reef food for a bit as well
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