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Old 08-22-2009, 03:42 PM   #1
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cyano keeps coming back

can someone please help me to find an answer to as of why cyano keps coming back in my display tank? any things to look for? thanks in advance!
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Old 08-22-2009, 03:45 PM   #2
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by the way, still battling w/ the hair algae!
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Are you using RO water or regular tap water?
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Yes are you using RO water, and what are the parameters
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I`m not Boxxman but he is a good friend of mine. He uses a RO/DI unit. I discussed with him today about flow and he said the area is getting plenty of flow. I`m thinking since he has hair algea that somehow excessive nutrients are getting in the tank but not showing up on test results because it`s being used up by the hair algea. I found this link also matt.

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Old 08-23-2009, 01:23 PM   #6
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I have done all of those things on the list....no luck.....I do a 15 gallon pwc once a week (92 gallon corner reef tank), my skimmer gets emptied every other day w/ a full cup of brownish/green stuff, and I have new lights on my tank (2-175watt 14K metal halides). Any other suggestions?
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have you tried running GFO and maybe some purigen?

Did you get your ro/di water output retested for phosphates when you had the .17 readings before?

Have macro in your sump?
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IME it took a refugium packed with live plants, cutting back on lighting time and plenty of water flow to eradicate it from my system. The plants will use the excess nutrients. While a strong flow where it collects will keep the cyano in suspension. I have used Chemi-Clean and it makes the cyano disappear, but until you fix the real problem it will return. You may want to check for phosphates to make sure your RO/DI filter is working. Good luck!
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I heard it pain to battle with cyano.
good luck, I get too tired of the hair algae and I clean the whole tank and resetup everything OoO
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:57 PM   #10
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I am running the SeaGel from Seachem (carbon and GFO). I used it b/c I just dosed my tank w/ Chemi-Clean last week and it is back already. I changed all of the DI cartridges and my prefilter. They were done. I also changed out my membrane. I had the water tested before the unit and after. Before it was .85 for PO4 and .0 after the unit. I am running two DI canisers b/c of my municipal water supply is terrible. I have way too much stuff to take it out and redo the aquascape. I have a ball of grape culerpa in my refugium about the size of a volleyball. I can see that it is growing, slowly. I do have some bio-balls in my sump acting as a baffle and a bubble trap. I was thinking of changing over to something else, maybe some live rock rubble. Any other suggestions? TIA!!
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