Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-30-2005, 08:19 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Kansas
Posts: 210
Getting rid of Cyano

whats the easiest way to get rid of cyano? its starting to take over my tank. I switched back to my regular output lights, hoping that it will help. What else?
__________________

__________________
seacat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2005, 08:42 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Richmond, Va
Posts: 804
Using a chemical solution is the easiest way but unless you correct the problem you are just applying a temporary fix.

You may find a few ideas in one of my earlier posts. Good Luck

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewto...039&highlight=
__________________

__________________
46g SW, 65 lbs Fiji LR, 4" Aragamax DSB, Coralife 2X96w CF, CPR Bakpak II, CPR Aquafuge 12 w/ 2x9 Coralife Mini Aqualight, 4 Maxijet 600's, PCI 200W Titanium Heater, 2 Blue Green Chromis, 1 Gold Bar Maroon Clown, 1 Purple-Stripe Dottyback, Finger Leather, Trumpets, Rose Coral Open-Brain, Pagoda Cup, Xenia, Star Polyps, Yellow Polyps, Various Mushrooms, Toadstool Leather, 12 Astraea, 10 Nassarius, 4 Bumble Bee, 6 Cerith Snails, 12 Red Tip Hermits.
phases99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2005, 09:17 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Kansas
Posts: 210
thanks alot that really helps. Will putting the NO lights help with the algae at all or not?
__________________
seacat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2005, 09:25 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 468
if you don't use ro/di water for top offs and with water changes, it will make a bid difference if you start using it.

also, careful not to overfeed (not saying you do)

Jim
__________________
JamesR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2005, 09:35 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Kansas
Posts: 210
ya i already use ri/do water. im sure i do over feed, but you have to with my two pigs the clown will never stop eating and the damsel is just sinking food potrol. so nothin really ever even gets to stay on the sand bed
__________________
seacat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2005, 09:43 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Normal, IL
Posts: 1,397
Send a message via AIM to xxmoorishmanxx
along with whats been said it helped me to raise my calcium levels
__________________
xxmoorishmanxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2005, 09:48 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: florida
Posts: 35
WATER CHANEVERY TWO WEEKS HELPED ME, i HAVE NO PROBLEMS NOW
__________________
coralife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2005, 10:03 PM   #8
AA Team Emeritus
 
Devilishturtles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Posts: 8,544
Send a message via Yahoo to Devilishturtles
That, and an increased water flow. Adding another powerhead really helped to keep the junk off the sand.
__________________
-Lindsay

Live in the Western MD/West Virginia/DC Metro Area?
Join our very active regional forum Here

Like the advice someone just gave you? Add to their reputation! Click on the balance icon underneath their username and let them know.
Devilishturtles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2005, 10:14 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 468
great point, cyano likes stagnant water. great water movement will help. Can you add a PH?

Jim
__________________
JamesR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2005, 10:29 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Richmond, Va
Posts: 804
Quote:
Originally Posted by seacat
thanks alot that really helps. Will putting the NO lights help with the algae at all or not?
Cyano can flourish under NO's as well if the bulbs are old and have shifted spectrum. If your bulbs are new then its most likely a nutrient problem and changing to NO's is not going to help.
__________________

__________________
46g SW, 65 lbs Fiji LR, 4" Aragamax DSB, Coralife 2X96w CF, CPR Bakpak II, CPR Aquafuge 12 w/ 2x9 Coralife Mini Aqualight, 4 Maxijet 600's, PCI 200W Titanium Heater, 2 Blue Green Chromis, 1 Gold Bar Maroon Clown, 1 Purple-Stripe Dottyback, Finger Leather, Trumpets, Rose Coral Open-Brain, Pagoda Cup, Xenia, Star Polyps, Yellow Polyps, Various Mushrooms, Toadstool Leather, 12 Astraea, 10 Nassarius, 4 Bumble Bee, 6 Cerith Snails, 12 Red Tip Hermits.
phases99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cyano

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How I finally got rid of my cyano! Dr.Nate Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11 01-03-2007 08:26 PM
what about rid-ickor rid-ich ? drdre Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 4 01-29-2006 01:51 AM
How do i get rid of cyano? GoodFish Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 07-27-2005 09:30 AM
cyano after 8 mo. jbro Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 04-20-2005 04:02 PM
getting rid of cyano melissfish Saltwater Reef Aquaria 9 11-04-2004 09:20 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.