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Old 08-16-2006, 05:13 PM   #1
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Cyano vanished overnight !?!?

This is crazy!

I have had a cyano problem since I moved the tank. Tank parameters still fluctuating, very tolerable though. I have to suck the cyano out once a week, been 1 mo. now since move. No biggie, I expected it. With the new LR locations (blocking flow) and mixing up the LS and all.

Last night I made a concious note of the algae again, I wanted the wife to notice my quandry, so she would give me the OK to buy more stuff.

THIS MORNING IT'S 90% GONE...............! What could have happened.

inhabitants are only Coral beauty, Lyretail Anthia, serpent star, YSM clown. and the usual Hermits and snails. I have nothing in particular that fancies cyano.
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Water quality got better. Did you clean anything within the last week or so? Does your Eheim Pro 2227 have sponges in it?
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cyano magically reappears after the lights have been on a few hours.
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Wow! I didn't know that, but it makes sense..... light=food
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Got rid of canister filter 6 mos ago. I was having leak issues, and I just used for water movement and Chemipure or carbon, no sponges.

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Nope!

Haven't changed anything in a mo. Call me crazy (or Lucky), but I can go 4-8 weeks w/o a water change and parameters stay the same. I know this defies all logic, but really, that's the case.

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cyano magically reappears after the lights have been on a few hours.
HHHMMMM.............Never noticed that before!

I am truely baffled!!! I have only been at this reef thing 2 1/2 years, but I know this is something strange.
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Okay...I admit it...It was me. I came over took care of the cyno while you were sleeping. Let me know if it comes back! :P
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I've seen cyno appear and then disappear from a friend's tank just because the skimmer was cleaned for the first time in 6 months.
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i had cyno right after my cycle. it also dissapeared one night.

i attribute it to two things
1) i manually removed 90% of it the day before
2) my skimmer was done "breakig in" and started producing skimate.

it hasnt come back yet
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cyano magically reappears after the lights have been on a few hours.
Well, I hoped this was an exception. It's baaaaaack! Never noticed the disappearing act before.
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I cleaned my skimmer right after the move, and now I have it. Just a coincidence though.

I was happy to enjoy a pretty maintenance free tank for a while. Now I have to take a few steps back, I guess. Time to get wet again.

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Okay...I admit it...It was me. I came over took care of the cyno while you were sleeping.
If I leave you some cookies and milk will you take careof it for good this time?
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