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Old 01-19-2013, 08:37 PM   #1291
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Not much eats cyano and diatoms unfortunately. I would say after it all starts to go away would be a decent time to start getting your cuc. Just remember you need to have enough growth in your tank to support those numbers.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:42 PM   #1292
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Not much eats cyano and diatoms unfortunately. I would say after it all starts to go away would be a decent time to start getting your cuc. Just remember you need to have enough growth in your tank to support those numbers.
Well i know brown algae will go away eventually.. its already starting to. Will Cyano go away on its own?? or do i have to siphon it all out?
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:57 PM   #1293
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You may want to consider a fighting conch as part of your CUC. It really did a great job on my diatoms.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:03 PM   #1294
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You may want to consider a fighting conch as part of your CUC. It really did a great job on my diatoms.
Ahh forgot about the fighting conch. I have one in my 29g tank
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:11 AM   #1295
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So I've been reading other threads about cyano and whatnot bc my tank has just gotten really bad with it. Do u guys think I should try the chemiclean or red slime remover stuff?? It would probably take draining the whole tank just to get it all out by siphoning and I don't wanna do that obviously. Tell me what u guys think?

Oh and do u think buying a GFO+carbon reactor would benefit me?
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:30 AM   #1296
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If it is so bad that you could drain the tank by siphoning it out with airline tubing then I would dose red slime remover and do a water change. The Gfo and carbon would benefit your tank, mostly the Gfo to remove phosphates which might be what is feeding this issue. Either way this is still a nutrient problem, either from the water coming in or it is being put in by over feeding. I just started an algae battle from me feeding too much again, using Julian's Thing instead of broadcast feeding has helped along with cutting back from daily feedings again.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:45 AM   #1297
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If it is so bad that you could drain the tank by siphoning it out with airline tubing then I would dose red slime remover and do a water change. The Gfo and carbon would benefit your tank, mostly the Gfo to remove phosphates which might be what is feeding this issue. Either way this is still a nutrient problem, either from the water coming in or it is being put in by over feeding. I just started an algae battle from me feeding too much again, using Julian's Thing instead of broadcast feeding has helped along with cutting back from daily feedings again.
Well I only feed once every 2-3 days. And I only feed about 1/4 cube of frozen food. So Its not overfeeding. The water I'm using is from my RO/Di unit. 0 TDS.

After my cycle I was doing water changes religiously to get my trates down. So I can't see it being an issue with water especially bc my 29g tank is doing fine.
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If the 29 is ok, then there is something different between the the tanks in terms of nurtient import as that proves that the water is fine, as does the 0 tds reading. You aren't feeding corals?
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If the 29 is ok, then there is something different between the the tanks in terms of nurtient import as that proves that the water is fine, as does the 0 tds reading. You aren't feeding corals?
Nope, only have a few corals in the 90 as of now. I still need to get another powerhead but I can't see that fixing the problem 100%. I think for the time being im gonna point my 1 PH toward the rocks and see what happens
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You'd be amazed at what flow will.do.tiff algae buildup dan, I'm not saying it'll solve it entirely but another powerhead or two will help alot and your coral I'm sure will appreciate it
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