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Old 07-29-2005, 09:22 PM   #31
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I guss I need to get a sand vacume then.
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Old 07-29-2005, 09:26 PM   #32
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you dont even a "sand vacuum" just get tubing and start a siphon, siphon the sand, water, and cyano into the bucket. why spend more money on a "sand vacuum"?
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Old 07-29-2005, 09:29 PM   #33
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Prolly cuz I dont have any tubing big enough.
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Lowes sells a 5/8 inch tubing in the garden/fountain dept. sells for about eight bucks, works great. tubing working over time today, cleaning up my tank. good luck
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Old 07-30-2005, 04:21 PM   #35
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LFS Had something called Maladyl (or something like that) made by a Maddor (or something like that). Its in a tablet form, and its for clout, fin rot, fungus, etc.

The guy at the LFS said it works on cyano. Does it really? I would feel better if I used some stuff MADE for cyano.

It was in a green package.
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I can't help you with all of those different chemical choices, the only one I know about is chemi-clean.

Also, the best way to remove the cyano from your sand is with a net. scoop up the top layer of sand with your net and gently sift the sand through it. what you will be removing is the sand with all that cyano junk stuck to it.
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Don't use the treatment for fungus on your tank, you might get rid of cyano but you will also get rid of your corals.
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It doesn't take much PO4 to promote cyano growth. If you are detecting some with a test kit, that is probably enough. I bought a PO4 reactor from www.marinedepot.com and it cleared mine right up. Two Little Fishies makes one but they are kind of hard to find right now. I bought the new one that Kent Marine makes... works very well. I think I paid around $35 for it. You'll also need some 1/2" inner diameter tubing, Phos-ban or Rowa-phos, and a power head that pumps 80-90 gph thru it. I hooked mine up in series with my UV sterilizer so I only need one powerhead to run them both.
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