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Old 04-24-2013, 12:35 PM   #11
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I had cyno in my tank and I used both vodka and vinegar to remove nitrates and phosphates which is one of the main causes of cyno. Either one works well but the vinegar is a much cheaper alternative. It took my nitrates from around 80 to 0.
Let the fish get drunk once a while I guess won't hurt lol
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:41 PM   #12
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Oh well I guess I'm a lucky girl, both yellow tangs and my flame angel went to town in fact the tangs had it all over their faces it freaked me out until I figured out what it was.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:45 PM   #13
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I used the Vodka dosing method in my first sumpless tank. It, in combination with 'Nitrate Destroyer' effectively removed my nitrate problem. However, both require a skimmer.
Vodka makes the protien strings longer, making bigger bubbles and increasing the effectiveness of the skimmer.
Nitrate Destroyer is a bottled bacteria that will consume nitrate and convert it to nitrogen. They have very short lives and do not reproduce in an oxygen environment so daily dosing is required. Corals and other filter feeders will consume bacteria. Skimmer will as well.
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Cyano is a form of a bacteria. By dosing something for algae will it work too? Since bacteria will strive on oxygen I wonder if depleting your oxygen level will get rid of it. If so, lowering down your PH may help a little bit. That is by minimizing water surface agitation to reduce oxygen and lower PH. Just a thought.
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We do have a good article about it in our articles section.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:47 AM   #16
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We do have a good article about it in our articles section.
Thanks for a good lead!
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Iv heard Seahares will eat it...just what I heard though its not set in stone or anything.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:55 AM   #18
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I dosed the tank with chemiclean.. All cyano is gone. That stuff worked wonders!!
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Just remember that though it is gone it will return without addressing what caused it, ie nutrient rich water.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:21 AM   #20
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I just did a second water change after dosing and been testing params... Everything is 0.. Alk is 10. Calcium is 500... All corals are full bloomed except my Kenya tree.. It's been hiding for a few weeks now.. And fish look great too...
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