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Old 06-19-2014, 02:54 AM   #31
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Old 06-19-2014, 02:55 AM   #32
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I have cyanobacteria

No problem. Cyano sucks and it's a battle. But it's definitely beatable and many people go through it. Your tank is also super young and probably just going through a phase. Cutting nutrients and more aggressive wc will help though. But as your tank matures it should start to die out on its own as well.
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:40 AM   #33
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I have cyanobacteria

Apologies, I now see that this is saltwater. Bummer. Chemi-Clean maybe? It appears to not be going away.


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Old 06-19-2014, 10:51 AM   #34
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API Erythromycin will kill Cyanobacteria


This will not only kill the bad bacteria from the cyano but it will kill your good bacteria that is on the surfaces in your tank needed for getting rid of ammonia and nitrites. I personally would not put that in your tank.

I see now where you did not know it was SW.
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:49 PM   #35
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Cyano is caused by the same things in FW and SW. Excess nitrogen and long photo periods can set it off. Dieback of some corals can set it off. So can some types of carbon used to create large bacterial colonies, like bio pellets and vodka can also set it off IME.
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Old 06-20-2014, 04:36 PM   #36
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I had some cyano on some rock that was bugging me last week. So, i used red slime remover. Within 24 hours my 2 oldest fish were dead. In about 12 hours they had glazed over eyes and were breathing heavy. I quickly did a water change but it was too late. I think it poisoned my tank, has anyone ever heard of this before? I followed the directions perfectly...

I traded in cyano for 2 of my favorite fish this week, I'm NOT happy about this. I'd never use this product again.
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That's terrible. I have heard of it crashing tanks as it killed off all bacteria in some cases. But many claim great success with it. I tend to go for natural cures as much as possible as I don't like adding things like antibiotics that I cannot test for. Dosing even seems pretty arbitrary.
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Ya I was shocked. My coral and inverts were totally fine, my fish freaked out! I got home from work, looked at my tank and could not see a single fish. I was totally confused at first but then I looked behind my rock work and every fish in the tank was hiding. After a huge water change they came out and thats when I saw how rough a couple looked. They were turning white, like loosing all their color and like I said had a white film on their eyes. Sucks...
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Did someone missed mentioning that all bacteria in your tank also thrive when you have so much oxygen in your tank? Applying all the suggestions would definitely be more effective. Reduce feeding, shorten light duration like 6 hrs and only blue, large water change, manual removal and turn off skimmer or minimize surface agitation.
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I agree with the majority but why minimize surface agitation and turn the skimmer off?
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