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Old 04-03-2014, 05:38 PM   #1
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I have cyanobacteria

I have Cyanobacteria and I syphoned as much out as I good clean it off the rocks and bought phosguard to help prevent it what else can I do? I had almost all the cyano put of my tank after cleaning and now it's all coming back
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:47 PM   #2
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Water changes, water changes, and how is the flow to that area?
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:51 PM   #3
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Last water change was Tuesday when should I do the next? And my flow in the tank is strong it's kicking up sand wherever I aim it I aimed it towards the back for now and it's bouncing off the back wall...I could aim it right in the front where it's growing
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You need to do water changes like every 2 days haha
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Really?
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do a water change once a week, reduce feedings, and reduce the amount of time the lights are on also clean the filter pad when you do your water changes this should all be helpful to reduce the cyno. you could also dose vodka or vinegar to help reduce the nitrates and phosphates if the above suggestions don't work.
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You could try a red slime treatment, it's not harmful to fish, corals, etc.
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:23 PM   #8
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It always shows up in low flow areas in my tanks. I've got a little patch about 3"x1" in the front corner of my temporary reef tank that disappeared after I got more flow going to that area. I siphoned it and it never came back.
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It isn't all about flow. Cyano feeds off of nutrients, just like algae. Increasing flow and red slime remover is only masking the cause.
Are you using tap water? How often are you feeding? What is the tank size and livestock?
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I'm not using tap water I don't feed cause I have 2 snails 2 cleaner shrimp and 2 hermit crab and I have a 29 biocube
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