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Old 04-08-2013, 10:13 PM   #1
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Coraline...?

Can anyone tell me if this is coraline?

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Old 04-08-2013, 10:15 PM   #2
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Looks more like cyano to me. If it is hard, coraline. If you can brush it away cyano.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:23 PM   #3
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Ok, I can rub it off. Got my hopes up... It's not a good thing, right?
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Correct. Means nutrient issues in the water. Typical for just done cycling, but can be solved by cutting back feeding and using ro/di water.
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I feed 1 cube of frozen/thawed food daily. My anthias eats a lot. Any cuc that'll correct or get rid of it?
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A cuc won't solve the issue, its just from putting so much food into the system and it not coming out. I'd make sure the food is being consumed and not rotting behind your rocks, increase amount for water changes, or look into a refugium, skimmer, or some other mechanical filtration.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:42 PM   #7
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I'm plumbing my 40g sump this week. It'll have a refug and a turboflotor skimmer. Had issues with my overflows. That problem was solved today.
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Sounds like a plan. Also increasing flow will reduce the cyano, but it is only masking the issue.
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Also make sure you rinse off your frozen food before putting it in the tank.

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Old 04-08-2013, 11:27 PM   #10
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I normally soak it for a couple minutes in garlic then thaw it out using tank water. Is this not ok...
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