I have had the tank setup for 1 1/2 weeks. Its was as established 2 year old tank before i bought it out of the classifieds. I had a water flow problem last week and I bought 3 powerheads to get my 90 gallon flowing at the preffered rate. I'm trying to get a plan together to get rid of the cyno slime on my sand. Here is what I'm thinking:
1.clean protien skimmer. I rushed getting the tank setup as I had a few corals, a shrimp and a starfish that I didn't want to die in the bucket. and didn't clean it over night with vinegar. I plan to do this on the weekend.
2.test for phosphates with a kit that detects organic phostphates. If levels are high, how can I reduce. Can you get a phosphate remover and add to display tank?
3.Get mico algae growning in refugium. I read that Caulerpa is good for removing phoshates and silicates, but it can overgrow if it becomes sexual. What other mico can I add that isn't such a problem down the road?
4. Dose with Kalk
if needed. Not sure of any negative side effects?
5. Vacum surface of sand daily
6. If all else fails, use Maracyn tablets.
Am I on the right track here? Sould I change the order around a bit or just do all of the above?