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Old 08-04-2005, 10:47 PM   #1
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how to kill cyno

please somebody can u help?
what should i do?
any inverts that eat this stuff?
please help
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i think turky basters eat the stuff
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Old 08-05-2005, 12:53 AM   #3
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Nerite snails eat cyano if you can find them, but from my experience, they aren't very hearty. Have you exhausted every other suggestion? RO water, increased water flow, shortened light cycle, lowering nitrates and phosphates..... ?
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Flow is a big thing. Putting higher flowing pumps in my tank stopped my cyano in it's tracks. I haven't had a problem since.

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increased flow, good skimmer, good water changing habits, watch for over feeding.

if all that fails, get a phosphate removing compound, or a phosphate reactor $$$
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Old 08-05-2005, 10:34 AM   #6
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Phosphate reactors cost like $40 or so. All they do is (supposedly) make better contact with the phosphate chemicals, rather than just adding the chemical without one. Supposedly better to use the chemical with a reactor than by itself.

I have cyano too, and slight phosphates (Not even .1, just barely a trace change in color)


I dont know what is causing it.
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>I dont know what is causing it.<

the clogged filter media I mentioned to you yesterday most likely
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Old 08-05-2005, 12:40 PM   #8
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It wasnt clogged, its more of gunked up. With fish poop I guess.

How would this cause this?
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fish waste causes the nitrate....read up on the nitrogen cycle articles we have.
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zacdl, if your filter media is gunked up, clean it. this is common sense...keep the tank clean to avoid nitrate/phosphate problems.

also, please don't hijack threads. this is greatgman's thread on his cyano problems.
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