I have been quietly fighting cyano
for months now. Every week, I vacuum it off the sand and wherever else it grows...but it always returns.
Things I have under control:
Phosphate: I had barely measurable phosphate, but used some Rowa-phos. Now I can't detect anything.
Cut back on feeding: Usually one small feeding every 2 days!
Nitrate: Have never been able to detect any nitrate in the system
Skimmer: Maybe not the best skimmer in the world, but I have to clean it out every week...
: Dosed with meter 24/7. CA
levels very stable.
Lighting: My MH
is over 1 year old. My next step is to replace it and see what happens.
So I'm nearly all the way to chemical additives of some kind. Has anyone successfully used a chemical additive to beat cyano
? I've never added anykind of chemical to my system and it worries me....but I'm almost out of options.
40 Gal Hex, 10 Gal Sump, CPR overflow with Mag 7 return, Maxxima 35 RO
, 10K MH
pendant, 2 x 15W actinic, 1 yellow tail damsel, 1 high fin goby, 40lbs LR
.com rock, 1 red head goby, 1 algae blenny, Leather, blastomussa, sun, and hammer corals, green polyps, carpet anemone, 2 sexy shrimp...and more LR
critters than you could imagine in your worst nightmares.... Mantis in 5 gal