Originally Posted by TommyP
I noticed a lot of people run in to the same issue, regardless of parameters at one point a couple months into the build of the tank. less feeding more pwc
and shorten your schedule temporarily for your lighting system will improve this.
Absolutely true. Lots of young tanks get a bout of cyano
. I don't know if something leaches out of fresh rock and sand or what but it's really common. Strong flow also doesn't hurt. It's just one of those battles that pops out of nowhere at some point or two during the first year of a lot of systems. Once there's lots of other life all over every part of a reef it usually doesn't come back.
Put the lights low, crank up the flow, feed modestly (you already do that) and pop in some phosphate remover (you probably have it in already). It just stinks to have it but it's almost like a rite of passage.. like the tank's just testing you to see if you're serious about keeping another tank. lol You'll defeat it.