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Old 11-25-2010, 09:10 AM   #11
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I actually tried to use a toothbrush today to scrape off some of it and siphon it out. To be honest, not much if any came off the rocks so I'm definitely not convinced its cyano. Very odd.

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Old 12-01-2010, 02:02 AM   #12
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What type of rock is that what region is it from?
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:40 AM   #13
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Its fiji dry rock from BRS. Just as an update, looks like it was a combination of cyano and coralline. I added phosban to the system and in under 48 hrs., all the cyano cleared up.
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Old 12-02-2010, 03:46 PM   #14
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Cyano will feel slimy to the touch, and it will have little tendrils that eventually form. It looks like this when it's really bad:




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Ahhhh!!!! That is one scary case of cyano!! I'd rather have an aiptasia infestation than that. Scary.

Sadly, there is a LFS in my area that ends up with their SW tanks looking like that from time to time.

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that's terrible! those fish must not be doing to well! i'd never buy anything from them!
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If you love cyano and aiptasia it's a great place to buy your corals from
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This is the worst I have ever had cyano and it was only on one side of my tank. I purchased a powerhead specifically to point down to this area to add more flow right onto the cyano. That didn't do anything in terms of making it go away. Controlling nutrients and removing the cyano manually are most important, IMO. I got that all cleaned up and my sandbed is looking pretty good. I have never had it on the rocks.
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