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Old 01-01-2014, 08:29 PM   #1
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Cyanobacteria

What's the best way to get rid of Cyanobacteria
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:35 PM   #2
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Find out why is it growing in the first place. Too much feeding? One of the reason it grows and seems to be always the case is that Cyanobacteria grows because too much nutrition in the water.

Might help if you list a spec on what you have in your aquarium, what are you feeding and how much a day. Filters etc...
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:37 PM   #3
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Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrates 40
I've been fighting high nitrates for the past month
I feed my fish one cube every other day
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:45 PM   #4
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Do a larger than average water change...double what you do. Take your nitrates of 40. Do a 10% water change, that only takes it down to 36. More water changes to get them down where you want them to address the cyano issue. Also, increase flow will help...but if the nitrates creep back up it will come back in the form of algae growth.
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How many fish are you feeding? One cube is a lot of food. Cut back on your feeding 1 day yes one day no...How big of an aquarium do you have? What about your filter system....What is in your aquarium....
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I have 12 fish I have a ref octopus skimmer and a refugium and I have a 80 gallon tank
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I feed every other day
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Those are still nutrients that you need to export. What you put in needs to come out! What kind of filtration do you run to help pull that out?
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I run carbon and use purigen along with my skimmer
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Ref octopus skimmer what is the rating for?
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