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Old 04-17-2012, 03:12 AM   #11
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I don't think boiling will help much, doesn't do anything your chlorinated water hasn't all ready done. Distilling the water would be good but hard to do without a "still" but maybe possible.
If you want to cheat use this product called chem-I-clean it will not hurt fish, shrimp, corals ect. I used it in my 47g reef tank with no adverse effects to any animals and I have a little bit of everything, clowns, shrimp, misc. hitchhiker crabs, pods, worms, an anemone, acropora montipora, zoas, kenya tree, polyps, mushrooms, sponges, a sea urchin, and everything was in the tank and seemed unaffected. I was cyano free in 3 days and have been for over a month now. Just Sayin.

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I've heard it's a mild dose of tetracycline, I dosed my tank per the instructions for 40g so a slight under dose. And it was effective.
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I have also used Chemiclean and can vouch for it's effectiveness. However, I was not thrilled with having my skimmer off for two days, and it didn't work quite right for several days after. I would consider using ChemiClean to be a last resort, but if you do get to that point, it will work.
It should be noted that unless you solve the problem that caused the initial outbreak, the cyano will come back.
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:32 PM   #13
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How much is it cuz ive heard its expencive
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:38 PM   #14
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It was $20, It was worth it, because it worked, you could actually see it working, after dosing the next day there was noticibly less cyano. Yes it will mess up your skimmer for at least 5 days, bubbles and foams like crazy
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you will have to do multiple large water changes to remove it the chemiclean.
The cyano will come back if you haven't corrected your nutrient issue.
The boiling water thing is a waste of time. You are treating the water with prime or amquel before adding it, correct?
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:14 PM   #16
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No i wasnt doing that but after heavy cleaning yesterday,its better so if i keep it up and then use chemiclean and up my pwc a little i think i could do it
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You definitely need to do something to remove the chlorine and any other toxins like ammonia from your tap water before adding it to the tank.
something like this-
Seachem Prime for Freshwater and Saltwater - Water Care - Fish - PetSmart
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