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Old 03-26-2016, 09:47 PM   #1
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ok so with cyano, instead of turning off the lights for a few days and I keep my lights at all blue for 3 days. Will this help starve out the cyano? Will this affect my corals from fully extending?

I will also suck out the sand bed and change water as well.
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More flow aiming at the area's affected along with bigger more frequent water-changes
will do most of the work but it wouldn't hurt to suck out as much as you can during water-changes . yes it can affect your corals lightly blow off your rocks along with corals , I always used a turkey baster as you control how hard you blow things off , not to damage any coral
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I have an mp40 and mp10 with a gyre x130 on a 65 gal tank lol I don't know what I'm doing wrong here. I have 3 great pumps should be more than enough flow.
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Could it be the location of my pumps?
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you can keep one aimed at the surface , and bring the other down closer to the sand bed. without disturbing the sand bed ,
meaning not to create a sand storm !

it has a lot to do with positioning for the best water flow . with what I said you should see a big improvement ,

looking at your tank layout this should solve the flow issue .
helping rid the cayno issue , frequent water changes will also help..



This was my big head ach , I know over kill

I always had a big circulation issues it always drove me nuts , I had lots of dead spots in my 90g mine was because of length and height of the tank along with the positioning of rocks , so I added more power heads ,

6 to be exact . 2 1200's at the surface on either end , 2 900's at the bottom on either end close to the bottom , 2 650's on the back wall on either end facing toward the center front glass mid level , all the extra circulation made a big difference , but how they are positioned keeps the water-flow so it's not over powering was the trick , I agree that's a lot of flow but I don't notice more water movement just way better gas exchange at the surface and less crud resting on the sand and rocks ,
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Thanks I'll increase the intensity of the vortechs
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Even with changing flow around, the nutrients feeding the cyano still exist in the water column. You'll have to address that before it turns into algae.
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Should i go with chemi clean?
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That is a bandaid that will remove cyano...which will return if the nutrient issue isn't resolved. Water changes with ro/di water, reduce feedings, so on.
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I might have to add more vortechs .. Lol
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