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Old 03-30-2006, 05:22 PM   #11
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I will once again reiterate. Actinic light is in a spectrum the cyano bacteria does not like. I have successful rid some of my tanks in the past of this problem by adding a bulb.

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Old 03-30-2006, 05:44 PM   #12
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Well, that's good news!!! I just installed my new Orbit lighting system, with a 96-watt actinic light!


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Old 03-30-2006, 06:04 PM   #13
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actinic light

I agree with michealprater actinic light has helped me rid of cyano bacteria several times in the past.


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Old 03-30-2006, 06:32 PM   #14
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Use distilled water. I used to fight cyano but ever since I start using distilled water and syphon out the cyano as much as you can before adding distilled water for the very first time. Also I add Phosguard the very same time I use distilled water and it's been almost 3 months now without a single bit of cyano. Try that.

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