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Old 04-06-2014, 03:24 PM   #21
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Chemiclean will work, but think of it only as a tool. You can use it to regain control but you must make changes to reduce nutrients. If your tank just cycled; however, I would not use any type of red slime remover as this is normal for your tank to go through various ugly stages as it matures.

1. Do a large (50%) water change, then follow weekly (10%-20%) water changes
2. If using filter pads, must change them weekly. Don't try to clean them, change them.
3. A phosphate reactor did wonders for my tank
4. Use RODI water, distilled can be used, but RODI is best. What water are you using BTW?
5. Are you running a skimmer?
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:31 PM   #22
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Dosing the tank with an antibiotic will kill off the infestation pretty quickly. This has several downsides that offset its ease and speed. The first is that every use of antibiotics has the potential to create a strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. You may get rid of the cyanobacteria only to find that your tank has been infested with a strain of fish TB that doesn't respond to the antibiotics. The second is that some fish and inverts don't deal well with certain antibiotics. The third is that dosing a tank with antibiotics is a good way to completely un-cycle the tank. A good way to at least partially bypass the loss of your tank's cycle is to pull the media out of your filter and store it in another tank. If you don't have another tank, you can seal it in a bag with some tank water and keep it in the refrigerator. After you have set aside the filter media, treat the tank. Once treatment is done, run fresh carbon n the tank for an hour, then replace the filter media. This should leave your tank with a significant portion of its nitrifying bacteria intact.
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:46 PM   #23
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I'm having the same issue with a 2 months old tank, is a 70 g, if I do a 30 g WC I get rid of the cyano? Do you siphon the cyano or just blow on it?
I been doing weekly WC but keep coming back, I already cut the feeding ...
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Old 06-19-2014, 02:37 AM   #24
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API Erythromycin will kill Cyanobacteria



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Old 06-19-2014, 02:41 AM   #25
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Don't dose your sw tank with erythromycin.
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What about if I don't want to use chemicals?
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What about if I don't want to use chemicals?
Keep up on wc and sucking it out. Aggressive skimming and shorter photoperiod will help as well. I've battle cyano twice an beat it twice. Less feeding, RO/DI, shorter photoperiod will help. But it's a matter of time. Using chemicals is a band aid and it will just come back eventually if you don't get rid of the underlying nutrient issue.
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So on a 70 g
How much and how often is reccomanded?
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I'd be doing 10% twice weekly.
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Ok tank you bribo12
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