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Old 03-29-2016, 04:08 PM   #11
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Cyano is not a algae, it's a bacteria. It's much "flimsier" than a algae so low flow allows it to congregate in a location, usually where there is die off and excess nutrients for feeding. It can be prevented by maintenance and keeping organic carbon sources under control. Most medications that kill it are basic antibacterial remedies that kills the bacteria but releases its contents back into the water where it will just start growing again. Over the 26 years of my reef, I've fought it multiple times when I got a bit behind on maintenance.
Siphon it out, increase flow and keep up on water exchanges and/or use something like GFO to reduce phosphates.


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I do weekly water chages. Maybe my issue is my wc arent large enough? I i only do a 10 % wc every week
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Can you measure phosphate levels? It may be because of various factors, including bio load, that you need to up your exchange rates. In the end, this is the easiest way to a real cure.


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Phosphate was 0
Nitrate was 0.2

I also use a gfo and carbon reactor
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Phosphate may be at zero, or test kit may not detect levels accurately at the low end. The amount of phosphate can also be masked by algae uptake. Algae and cyano need something to grow with, so I suspect you have more phosphate than you think. Also it could be there is something local to the outbreak dying off.


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Hi there sometimes Cyano Can be caused by a imbalance of No3 & Phos and it's just about finding the right ratio of both which I Believe is about 12 to 1


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Hi there sometimes Cyano Can be caused by a imbalance of No3 & Phos and it's just about finding the right ratio of both which I Believe is about 12 to 1


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Can you expand on this?
Second question, does your screen name mean you are a proponent of using tap water?


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Can you expand on this?
Second question, does your screen name mean you are a proponent of using tap water?


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To your first question I hope this helps.
http://www.redseafish.com/blog/nitra...carbon-dosing/
To your second question I used to run a successful mixed reef tank with tap water and always have done in the past and that was my prerogative, so when joining forms decided to go mr tap water, as I thought that would be appropriate ,BUT for nearly 3 years now have been using RO, I hope that clears things up for you🙂


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