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Old 05-17-2007, 06:22 PM   #31
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You can raise pH by causing more surface ripple. More importantly, stability is key. Also measure your pH at the same time every day, as it will swing between lights on/off, higher before off and lower before on.
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I skipped a lot of the post...

How old are your bulbs and how much flow in the tank?

I battled cyno and DINOFLAGELLATES for years on and off and after a long battle I nuked it with blue life Red slime control. I don't like to give advice about chems in the tank but this stuff was great. Killed it all off in 3-4 days.......

Try the hard way first and then after that nuke it......
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um Lando, I think the issue was settled and I agreed that it was a misunderstanding. Thanks for the public scolding, though. This isn't an outburst, just me sticking up for myself. Hopefully, that's acceptable.

I've been thinking about my lights as a possible cause. They are about 6 months old...but it's possible that the might be older since I bought the lights used from a LFS. They told me that the fixture was only a couple of weeks old, but you never really know.

So far after a couple of days wiht the lights off the slime seems to be receding. Actually, quite a bit better. Still planning on a water change and scrubbing all of my rock tomorrow.
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...I have been trying to raise my ph to battle this issue with my tank. I've been adding ca and buffer already.
What brand Calcium additive are you using? Just curious as I remember hearing about algae issues from some folks that used the Ca additives that contained the polygluconate form of calcium. Don't know if it's true or not... maybe someone here has had experience with that?
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I'm using C-Balance, it's a 2 part product. Main ingedient is calcium chloride, but it has magnesium and strontium in there too along with some other trace minerals
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I've been thinking about my lights as a possible cause.
This could be the cause as the spectrum changes could help nuisance algea. A longer blackout will not hurt as well as new lights if you think they are older than 6 months. JMO
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Yeah, as I've been mulling this over they are just about due for a change. It's only been 5 months actually since I bought that fixture but I think I'll be picking some new bulbs up when I go get my water this weekend.
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"misunderstandings" do not permit you to personally attack other members of this board. This is a family-friendly site and we treat others with respect.

That said, I hope you are finding a resolution to your cyno issue with help from the good folks here.
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I'm using C-Balance, it's a 2 part product. Main ingedient is calcium chloride, but it has magnesium and strontium in there too along with some other trace minerals
OK... rule that out as that one doesn't have any of the polygluconate in it. I use C-balance also, and have no issues.

Even 6 month old "new" lights can really have a shift. I just replaced my 6 month old new "out of the box" bulbs (not 2nd hand), and could not believe how much brighter the new ones were over the old ones. Somewhere I read (and I wish I remembered where) that the bulbs that come with the fixtures when they're new don't have as much "uumph" as new-new bulbs.

I'm guessing that since you're dosing with C-balance your alkalinity is pretty good, eh? What are you running... about 8-10 dKh or so? Also out of curiousity, what brand salt mix are you using? Some seem to have more "issues" with cyano than others.
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