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Old 04-16-2012, 07:10 PM   #1
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Cyno takeover!

Y red cyno is really bad now and ive tried adding a pump,for more water circulation,got new lightbulbs,thicker window shades,new filter media,cleaning it and even boiling my water before adding to my tank to kill impurities,also lowered tank temp,and rose salinity which ive heard helps,and lastly drasticly reduced feedings and light and after my exauhsting 3 month battle with it im actually loosing to a single cell organism and the tank has gotten worse any ideas?
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:12 PM   #2
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How often do you do pwcs?
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:27 PM   #3
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Every 3rd week i do about 20%,cuz thats wut my lfs and a few people on aa told me would be adequit
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:40 PM   #4
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are you using tap water and boiling it or are you using RO/DI water and boiling that?
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:41 PM   #5
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If you are having cyano I would be doing like 20% a week
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:00 PM   #6
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Boiling tap cuz i cant afford rodi water evry pwc or the unit but i figured its better than nothing but i have a 10g using tap and no cyno same with my freinds tank and my tank was cyno free for the first 2 months set up so i dont think its the water
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:17 PM   #7
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I would start saving for a RO/DI. If you use tap you will have algae
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:04 PM   #8
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Ummmmm 20% every 3 weeks isn't enough. I do 30% a week on a 150 and I have to change 45 g of water.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:29 PM   #9
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Ok so ill up it to 25% evry other week but will more pwc's help my cyno problem
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:14 PM   #10
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Cyano is a result of excess nutrients in the water. Doing more pwcs will remove these nitrates and nutrients hopefully starving the cyano.
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