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Old 10-09-2013, 07:07 AM   #1
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cyano still a problem

hey guys i posted about my cyano problems before and had a go at fixing it i also have a diatom bloom but that was expected my tank is cycled and has 3 fish i tested my water just then and my results are as follows

amm. .25
nitrAte 20
nitrIte 0
calcium 420
KH 143.2
phos .5

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Old 10-09-2013, 07:35 AM   #2
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What kind of water are you using? And if it is rodi have you tested the TDS. Been having a similar problem and tested my rodi and it came out at 52ppm, waiting on new filters and resin and then suck out all I can and then a few large water changes
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:51 AM   #3
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i use de ionized water from the store for top offs
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:08 AM   #4
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i use de ionized water from the store for top offs
Test it, IME those filters are never changed until someone complains.

Even the bottled water can be bad
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:50 AM   #5
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aw really ill get some ro/di water from my LFS
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:26 AM   #6
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Cyano is a nutrient issue. It might be coming from the ro/di. Just keep feeding minimal and keep up with weekly water changes.
Also, I'd be concerned about that .25 ammonia reading you posted. You shouldn't be able to detect any ammonia or nitrite in a cycled tank.
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i had a turbo snail die in the tank the other day so i think thats where it came from
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:16 PM   #8
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I just had the same problem to a t I was using tap water so I broke down about a month ago and bought a portable ro/di 100 gpd off of eBay for 70 bucks and cut back on my feeding and everything disappeared but a couple spots of green algae on my sand that was less than two weeks ago
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Also, water flow. You need to have enough flow to keep the organics from settling. Maybe try moving the power heads or adding another to that area.
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