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Old 12-20-2012, 11:39 PM   #1
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Kill cyano

It's been almost like a month now that Im having problem with cyano. At first I thought to just let it go since there wasn't that much on my rocks and nothing was on the sand. After few weeks it has slowly been multiplying to the point that I can see some growth on the sand now too.

As for my set up I only have skimmer, live rock and filter sock for filtration. I use RODI unit and reef crystals to make water. Im using the 120 led 3w lights that i got from eBay for 8 hrs and sometimes less. And for feeding i feed every other day.

Any advice? Suggestions?
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:52 AM   #2
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I have same problem before did water change alot and grab some more clean up crew less feeding and i stop using any dosing stuff and i tried using weiss algae magic for the first 3 days and i stop because dont want it over fed in my tank well it works for me o yeah and i decided to make hang on back refugium with cheato and small live rock and sand with and yeah my cyano is gone
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:00 AM   #3
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Refugium is still under process and im still looking for chaeto because lfs dont have it at the moment.

How big is the fuge do i need in order to have an effect on lowering phosphate?
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:26 AM   #4
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I think it doesnt matter how big ... your lucky your using sump so u can put it in the middle if u have space .... Here is my refugium really small though but every week or 2 i need to trim it and instead of throwing it i put it inside my tank so my purple tang and eibil angel have a nice treat ..
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:32 AM   #5
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And to reduce phosphate i use rowa phos i only use half and bag it and throw it in my canister lol but yeah im learning too but that stuff helps me hope it helps
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:39 AM   #6
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O nice ur from toronto... Hi neighbor lol.. O yeah this is the hang on breeding i use and convert it to refugium but dont get the pump required in the box useless lol ... Need a lil powerful small pump and a small tube so it will fit the holes and where the water comes out i just put a sponge so it doesnt drip going to my tank always make me want to pee hearing the drip lol only cost me around less than $60 including the cheato
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:37 AM   #7
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Nice fuge! My sump is actually really small that i can't have a good size fuge lol!!! It's only 10 gal and now its already packed with just the skimmer, heater, return pump and auto top off lol!! Im making a fuge out of 10 gal bucket and was successful on cutting the bucket to fit it in my stand but Im still waiting for dad to hole drill the stand and bucket lol!!!
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:44 AM   #8
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Can I use gfo in a bag and put it in my sump or hob filter? I dont run canister filter. I love your how your light is so tiny where can I get that?

Yes neighbour! With your nice car Drive down here and gimme some cheato. Lfs dont have it as of now.
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You can run Gfo in a bag, it just isn't as effective as a canister
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:13 PM   #10
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You can run Gfo in a bag, it just isn't as effective as a canister
Canister isnt all that effective at running GFO. I think you mean reactor. 35-40 bucks for a reactor, easily a good investment if you dont have one.
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