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Old 07-19-2005, 05:59 PM   #11
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Yea my daytime temp gets to 82 and night temp is about 78. Thanks for all the info. I plan to do 5 gallon changes every other day to get the nitrates down, then go to once a week water changes.

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Old 07-19-2005, 06:05 PM   #12
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If your max temp reaches the same temp every day, try raising your bottom-end temperature to reduce the sway -- say 80-82 instead of 78-82. I'm holding mine pretty constant at 81¬įF day and night. Its the *only* thing I did to rid myself of Cyano (no additives, no excessive water changes, no reduced lighting, already feed every other day -- heck, I'm not even skimming my water). HTH

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Old 07-19-2005, 06:27 PM   #13
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Alright I'll try that, thanks for all the help
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Old 07-19-2005, 07:36 PM   #14
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A PO4 test kit is needed of your having algae issues, you need to test for PO4 and nitrate, silicate can also be a problem.
Ro water can have po4 in it if the water source has it because the membrane does no remove po4 or nitrates. So testing top off water would be a good idea as well as tank.

Never heard that temp swings had anything to do with cyno before? got any reading on this to pass around.. I'd like to read up on that..
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I used to have red algae problems. Some of them even grew up to about 2 inches in clumps. My live sand was covered with these slime looking red algae thingies. However, I noticed that if I get direct sunlight, I get red algae even more.

I kept the tank away from direct sunlight, changed the fluorescent bulb to Coralife 50/50 6000K output. Then had hermit crabs, a choc star, and turbo snails to clean up stuff from the ground and the rocks.

The red stuff went away. Now, I only have green stuff...light green algae about 1/8 - 1/2 inch long so far. I don't know how to get rid of them.
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