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Old 04-23-2013, 11:06 PM   #1
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This stuff is overtaking my tank. Rocks and gravel are all covered.. Params are all good.. What do I do?? Anyone ever try the vodka of peroxide method?? I don't want this stuff killing my corals.. I tried taking it out. But when I touch it.. It's spreads even worse!
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:45 AM   #2
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Suck it out, more flow and cut back on feedings, dosing anything only complicates it. It hides the symptom and doesn't fix the cause
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:36 AM   #3
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I've sucked it out 3 times. Only for it to come back worse.. And I'm only feeding once every 2-3 days.. And lights are on 8 hours a day.. Well 1/4 of my tank is dark since I had a light go out. But it's still growing.. I had it in my fuge so I shut the light off for two weeks. Then it spread into my display.. 150g tank and its all over every thing now..
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:50 AM   #4
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Although a lot of people are agaist it I used Red Slime Remover and it took care of the problem and never came back. It kills the bacteria. Cyano isnt an algae so traditional things lile light reduction dont seem to work. I tried the suck it out method but it just spreads to fast. Thats my advice....
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:43 AM   #5
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I turned off the lights in the fuge and it went away. Dark for two weeks. Turned it back on and within 4 hours it was coming back.. I've used algae fix before. I might start using again. I heard it was bad for corraline. But I've read in forums that it does not hurt it..
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:54 AM   #6
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I've used the Red Sea product with success as well
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:55 AM   #7
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Red slime sorry...it isn't an immediate fix but it def works
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:20 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:23 PM   #9
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My tangs ate my cyano in 24 hours and I haven't seen a single bit since
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:30 PM   #10
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That is highly unusual because tangs don't eat cyno as a matter of fact the only thing I've heard of that will eat cyno are crabs
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