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Old 03-18-2006, 01:42 PM   #1
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blackout ?

should i do a blackout my tank has had cyno for ever now and i can't find the problem. I bought an ro/di i got a phosban reactor i only feed a little every other day. all perems are good i can't figure it out. I was thinking of a black out for five days but do you think it will hurt my condi anemone and i have some zoo's and kenya tree's.. Black out or not?????

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A one week blackout would not cause any harm. It is normal in the wild for corals to possibly go a few days without light during bad weather.

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have you tested for phosphates? how old are the bulbs and what kind of flow do you have.. Going black may help now but what happens in a month when it comes back because the same tank conditions are there?
Test water and post numbers... test ro/di water and tank water...
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