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Old 01-09-2014, 10:38 PM   #21
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I would not. Just siphon that part off the top. Turning off the lights will help too. Good luck.
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I'll kill the lights for a few days. Those corals should be ok, right?

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I remember years ago I had mine out for a week and everyone survived.
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Awesome. Thanks.

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You should use Dr Tim's Re-Fresh. It's a bacterial supplement that'll out compete the algea for food & render it starved & dead. Every time I get a little of cyano Re-Fresh takes care of it within a few days.
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You should use Dr Tim's Re-Fresh. It's a bacterial supplement that'll out compete the algea for food & render it starved & dead. Every time I get a little of cyano Re-Fresh takes care of it within a few days.
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Caution: Re-Fresh may be harmful to snails and shrimp.

I have both snails and shrimp. I'm not going to risk it. Phosguard is my first line of defense, and I will kill the lights as well, for a few days.
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Blue green algae IS cyano, and yes, it comes in green.
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Mr_X...could this be the "ugly" stage of my tank, since in the beginning I didn't have reef lighting (it was just added 3 weeks ago, right around when this cropped up)?

I put Phosguard in a HOB and will let it run for 4 days, pulling the gunk out each night. Once the lights are out tonight, I'll keep them off all weekend, since I don't feed again until Monday anyway.
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A lighting change can trigger an algae outbreak. I wouldn't be too concerned about it. Just keep doing what you are doing and it will sort itself out.
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Roger that. Thanks Hopefully it'll be gone soon.
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