I have had a moderate ongoing battle with cyano
. Purchased a protein skimmer, but when it arrived from UPS, it was broken. I am in the process right now of returning it and getting a replacement.
The problem is i am leaving in a week for a 6 day trip to disney world and the cyano
seems to be getting worse. I even broke down and added chemclean yesterday, but have seen no response as of yet. I am also going to be getting a sump once we get back from our trip, but what can i do about the cyano
in the mean time?
In addition, I think my blue tang is sick.
In the last week I have done 3 twenty gallon partial water changes spacing them out every other day. water parameters are as follows:
ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate: 0
Alkalinity: â‰ˆ 280 ppm
Calcium: 420 ppm
Silicate: < 1.0 mg
I am frustrated bebeyondords and unsure what to do until my replacement skimmer comes in, but that may not be for 2 - 3 weeks. any help would be greatly appreciated
on a positive note, my corals seem to be doing good, all fully opened.
75 gallon fish/reef - 50 lbs liverock - 4 VHO
lighting (2 acentic) - 2 Eheim canisters
2 clowns - 1 damsels - 1 royal gramma - 1 coral banded shrimp - 1 cleaner shimp - 1 emerald crabs - assortment of snails and hermits - sandsifting star - orange starfish - 1 hammer - 1 bubble - 1 toadstool - 1 small colony of zoos