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Old 04-22-2012, 09:06 PM   #11
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I have a 55 gallon reef and months ago I had a cyano outbreak. I tried lowering feeding and I cut my lighting times down to 4 hours with no sign of improvement. I eventually cleared it up with 2 doses of chemiclean.

Well it's back again and this time after 2 doses and 2 20% water changes it's still going strong. I only feed a small chuck of food every other day and all parameters are 0 including phosphates. For water changes I only use ro/di or the premixed salt from my LFS. It seems to only be forming on the sandbed where ever the light shines. I just upgraded to 4 t5 unit from coralife so the bulbs are brand new.

The only thing I can think of is that I went back to using frozen brine an even though I was rinsing it before feeding maybe that caused the outbreak. I am now using my home made food of cod shrimp and oyster

Any ideas or suggestions
Are you using. R o water
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I have 2 Hydor koralia 1050's running in each corner. I don't really notice any dead spots. I had to mess with it for awhile to get it not to blow around the sand so much. The frogspawn which is bottom middle seems to move with the flow so there is definitely moving water at the bottom
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I use either ro/di with coralife salt mix or the premixed salt water from the fish store
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:16 AM   #14
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Does this sound like a feasible idea....

Since cyano feeds in excess organics could I just lower the collection cup on my skimmer to create more of a "wet" skimate and just allow that to run for the next few days replacing the removed water with mixed ro/di
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Yes running a more wet skim will help with nutrients
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