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Old 12-28-2004, 10:24 AM   #11
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I hate the idea of adding a chemical like that though.

I am going to try the large water change and snail trick first.
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Old 12-28-2004, 10:52 AM   #12
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Chemi-clean is safe for all of your inverts.
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Old 12-28-2004, 03:33 PM   #13
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I hate the idea of adding a chemical like that though.
I felt the same way...it took about two weeks of nothing happening and Lando , to convinced me to use it.
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewto...937&highlight=cyano

I used it get a "head start" on the cyano..did a big water change and got an orange spotted goby for the sand(sand stays white all the time now) and thursday will buy snails for LR and glass HTH
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Old 12-28-2004, 03:45 PM   #14
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what goby would be good to add then?

if Lando says it ok. then it must be ok.
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Ive got an orange spotted goby, but any sandsifting goby should work. I also have a sandsifting starfish but the goby covers allot more area...the only negative with the goby is that it might move sand where you might not want at.
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Yep, the goby made my live rock unstable by building himself a litle cave. I just need to stay ahead of him.
Do I have to feed that litle fellow with something special or are the left overs good enough? (brine shrimp and pellets).
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Old 12-28-2004, 05:22 PM   #17
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Rocket...I generally subscribe to the same "don't add any chemicals to the tank" philosophy as you. I was at wits ends with my cyno problem. I figured out it was a PO4 issue with my source water. I changed the filters and membraine in my RO/DI unit and the PO4 issue was solved. I tried to manage my cycno with water changes after that but it never seemed to go away. As a last resort, I tried Chemi-Clean (suggested by my LFS) and it worked great! Within 48 hours no more cycno. I did start to have another small outbreak about a week later so I dosed it again. I have not seen a bit of cyno for weeks now. As I mentioned earlier, Chemi-Clean is only a band-aid, not a cure. It is still important to find the source of your problem in order to correct it long-term. Certainly try water changes and see if that works first. If, after a couple of weeks, you see no progress take the next step. Good luck in the battle...Lando
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I purchased 10 nassarius snails tonight. we will see what happens.

thanks for the help!!!
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Regarding those gobies... I have been told by several LFS that it's very difficult to keep these as they need a lot of food, and if the sand doesn't have it they just die off.

I was particularly interested in the golden head gobies.

Is this true?
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