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Old 02-18-2008, 02:25 AM   #11
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cyano can be a problem in many new tanks, it got pretty nasty in my 75 almost out of nowhere about 3 to 4 months in - I was doing water chagnes constantly to the tune of 20% percent a day for a while and I couldnt beat if. This stuff is a little pricey but it works **** near instantly, I highly reccomend it if needed. It didnt hurt anything in my tank and i dosed a little less than what was called for. Marine Aquarium Maintenance: Red Slime Remover

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Well even with the new pump and better flow the stuff still seemings to be growing without any problem. I have added "marine buffer" a few times since i started the tank to maintain my PH. Could this have something in it that would fuel the cyano? I'm just throwing things out there trying to figure out what the source could be. I've cut feedings down to once a day and not much at all. Clown finish it up within 30-40 seconds.

edit: another quick thought. The cyano is only growing in the sand. I don't see it anywhere else. Could there be something leeching out of that sand?

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It's an excess nutrient issue, and until you get some hard nitrate/phosphate readings, you really can't be sure what to attack. With two clowns in a 12g, I'm guessing your nitrates are pretty high, which isn't helping matters. And again... you need to test your source water.

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