The pure factor of cyano
development in my tank can be blamed soley on temperature swings...... I've stabilized my temp even more so, 79-81Â°F, and my cyano
is slowly fading -- no longer red, but a pinkish/orangish color that's dissipating.
...when I first setup my tank it had cyano
real bad -- killed the lights for an entire week (only LR
and a couple damsels at the time) and that obviously killed it off...
But I can definitely, matter-of-fact, say that its based on temperature swings
Why do we say increase the flow to the area? Allows beneficial bacteria to get to the area and its difficult for the stuff to grow in high flow.
Why do we say check PO4
? ..cuz these cause your fish to die and some say it can be attributed to cyano
growth (I'm skeptical).
Why do we say water changes? To help clean out your water, dillute all of your dissolved solids so there isn't as much of a supply for negative bacteria/algae. Why do you do water changes otherwise?...
Why do they say syphon it out? Well, I don't really see the point of this other than to clean your sandbed of detritus if you have a poor cleanupcrew as sucking the cyano
causes it to break and latch onto your sand releasing its filth all over the tank.
Natural progression and a stable tank keeps the cyano
...and I seriously wish people would stop sporting medicinal additives. Why why why when you can do it for free?? Not to mention potential side-effects.... There's no lazy, cure-all in this hobby.