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Old 01-15-2005, 11:59 PM   #11
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Interesting. B/c I do..and its all gone as of late.

Interesting.

Guess, as always..has a lot to do with yoru tank as a whole.
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Old 01-16-2005, 05:31 PM   #12
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so whats the quickest way to get rid of it? Major water changes??? I use spring water from wal-mart. Should I try a different brand???

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Old 01-17-2005, 12:46 AM   #13
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Maybe switch to distilled water Rocket and see if that helps. Manufactured spring water has some additional products such as fluoride in it that may cause a problem. This product is necessary since the FDA felt that there wasn't enough minerals in spring water by itself for children. It's worth a shot.

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Old 01-17-2005, 11:11 AM   #14
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You want RO or distilled water not spring water unless you test each bottle. There could be all sorts of minerals in spring water. Test for PO4 too.
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the spring water is just proccessed tap water. not from an acual spring.

I moved my PH placement yesterday to hit more of the bottom and I got good results from it. I think I will either add another PH or just upgrade to a larger one.

any other Ideas?
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Old 01-17-2005, 07:20 PM   #16
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sorry, but I gotta go *bump* this. :|
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Old 01-17-2005, 09:26 PM   #17
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the spring water is just proccessed tap water. not from an acual spring.
Have you tested the water for phosphate (PO4)? It's a major source of cyno.
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I see that you are using a canister filter as well as your live rock. What media is in it and when is the last time you changed it out?
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ok, I got some Chemi-Clean. removed my Carbon. (It had been in there for a little over 2 months I think....I am still trying to figure that one out...christmas is a blur. I wanted to remove the carbon anyway.) I switched my source of water to R/O water from culligan, and I think thats going to help alot. I now have to re-calibrate my skimmer to get it working properly, but Lets see what happens.

I can't tell you what my PO4 is cause no one I know sells a testing kit. I need to buy that along with a Ca/Alk testing kit.

any other suggestions?

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try adjusting your water flow. High PO4 as well as inadequate waterflow can contribute to cyano. water change, adjust water flow, work towards reducing nutrients. Protien skimmer or fuge with macro-algae perhaps.
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