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Old 04-03-2011, 01:13 PM   #11
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Yes that is what scares me to use this stuff. I understand that anti red could potentially only kill cyano because cyano are very different from other prokaryotes. But it has no ingredients listed, so it makes me wary. I havent used it yet, I might just wait until i get some chemi clean. Has anyone here used a phosban reactor? they arent very expensive and claim to removes phosphates from the water
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Old 04-03-2011, 01:51 PM   #12
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And also my clownfish have started to eat the cyanobacteria? is this normal/healthy?
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And also my clownfish have started to eat the cyanobacteria? is this normal/healthy?
i didnt think anything ate cyno,...the phosban reactor is a good thing to invest in,..and the best part is that they're cheap.....think chemi clean and follow the directions to the letter,...good luck
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My fighting conch snail ate my cyano in about the first 4 hours he was in there lol worth the 7.99$
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remember that you still have to find out WHY you were getting cyno and fix that so it will not happen again.
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:14 PM   #16
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Yeah it's the weirdest thing they are eating it off the sandbed. They also appear to be rolling in it? So weird. But yes ro/di water is a must I've discovered. I am thinking about a phosban reactor though
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i don't think a phosban reactor is the answer. there are thousands of people who don't have phosban reactors and don't have cyano either.
if you have clowns that eat cyano, you have the only ones in existence.
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Maybe I should breed these clowns and market them as natural Cyanobacteria control methods because they are definitely eating the filaments of the bacteria. They are also rolling (playing?) in the Cyanobacteria. Who knew?
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I would start with regular water changes quickly, made up from at least RO water if not deionized as well. You cant make good water out of bad very effectively. Instead of adding chemicals, get the water quality under control ASAP by using good makeup water. Tap water can have a wealth of obnoxious things in it that can cause chaos in a closed system. I have also found a lack of proper light can cause cyanobacterial growth instead of more beneficial algaes.
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The clowns are hosting your cyano :p
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