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Old 01-13-2014, 09:51 AM   #31
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As I mentioned in another thread, I did a 75% change yesterday (with Reef Crystals instead of the RSCP). I have had the lights off since about 7PM on Friday, so today will mark 3 days. The tank doesn't sit in direct sunlight (duh), but it does get ambient light. Would that be enough for the cyano to continue photosynthesis? I hope not, as I don't want to black out the tank.

I'm hoping between the lights, freshly mixed water and the phosguard, i've nipped it in the bud.

Edit: My feeding schedule has remained consistant...nothing fed since Friday night.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:06 PM   #32
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Ok..here's an update...there are still a few patches of it on the sand, even after the mega PWC, running phosguard, no feeding since Friday and only ambient light.

Any other ideas?

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Old 01-13-2014, 08:08 PM   #33
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Hit the tank with Chemiclean.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:14 PM   #34
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That stuff is ok for a nano? I will have to dig up an extra airstone too.

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And my other concern is that I haven't isolated the cause...and chemiclean will just be a bandaid.

Unless it is just the more intense lights and I need to deal with it until it goes away...ugh.

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Here is what I have been sucking off the sandbed....it doesn't look like hair algae...

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what usually happens is you remove the reason the cyano came, and then you have to wait for it to slowly go away. I think you are at that point. You will have to do more water changes to remove the Chemiclean, so I don't think after all that it will come back.
I just looked at your picture....Are you sure that's not some sort of microalgae?
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:17 AM   #38
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mr_X, that looks almost like what's there. Either way, the nutrients in the water column should be nonexistant at this point, so I just have to wait for it to die off, I suppose.

I was extremely careful last night feeding, giving each clown 2 mysis shrimp, the goby got one, and the 2 shrimp in the tank each got one, so as to ensure no excess nutrients were added.

I'm going to turn the lights back on tonight, and run the Chemiclean on Friday.
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w00t w00t...don't wanna put a hex on the works, but when I took a look today, it was gone!

I turned the lights back on and hopefully that's the end of it.
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Awesome news Brochocinco!
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