Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-22-2005, 01:23 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: dayton ohio
Posts: 427
live rock

ok, i know i made huge mistake. i neglected my aquarium and my live rock is over grown with cyano and hair algea. i broke down my 120 gal. and i moved all the live rock to my 100 gal sump (wich i disconnected from the tank) i basically am starting over. i've been doing daily water changes and connected the protien skimmer. but the algea is not going away. there is no light on.
at this point there is no live sponges or clams or anything for that matter on the rock except coralline algea.

does anyone have any ideas of what i can add to the water or what else i should do.

thanks so much

mark

mark
__________________

__________________
ohio reefer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2005, 01:59 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Nebraska, USA
Posts: 6,703
give us your phosphate levels. how much circulation in the tank? cyano comes from phosphates and low circulation (dead spots)
__________________

__________________
Former advisor and planted tank geek...life's moved on though.
malkore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2005, 01:59 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: GA
Posts: 510
take the rock out, scrub it with a toothbrush to get all the algae off, rinse, repeat as needed. Oh and do water changes.

I did that to my friends 120, he had cyano everywhere:

I cleaned off all the rocks with a toothbrush,
snagged off anything that was floating around in the aquarium with a fish net,
took out any sand that had cyano on it,
emptied out the sump,
cleaned it out,
put all new sw in the sump (about 10 gallons),
did a huge WC on main (about 50%),
then put phos-ban in the tankwater and increased the tank flow.

end cyano.
__________________
Jason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2005, 02:47 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: dayton ohio
Posts: 427
i haven't tested the phos level, but i have 5 aquaclear 800 ph and one mag 18 in the sump to irrigate. now, i don't have any thing going on in the aquarium right now (i'm going to work on it this week). the water is pretty green i was going to just empty out the water and start over. what do you guys think?

thanks

mark
__________________
ohio reefer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2005, 03:20 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: GA
Posts: 510
if all that was in the aquarium is Live rock sand and water you can start over if you want too.......... my water was green like that in the beginning too. I put my skimmer on it and the green turned into crystal clear.

I probably wouldn't start over if I were you though. just wet skim instead of dry and do a big WC.
__________________
Jason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2005, 03:58 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: dayton ohio
Posts: 427
thanks guys i'll try it

mark
__________________

__________________
ohio reefer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
live, live rock, rock

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MUST GO! 50gal salt w/ live rock live sand New Orleans area. supermarvin76 Archive 0 03-13-2007 07:10 PM
Dead rock - Live rock - Cured rock - Uncured rock Charlie Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 07-08-2006 08:44 AM
Five ryukin goldfish for trade for Live Sand or Live Rock byrdman81 Archive 1 03-11-2005 10:08 PM
Binding Live Rock and things to my live rock AirRazr Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 7 11-15-2004 08:19 AM
For sale/trade....100lbs. live rock....and lots of live sand BONESTOCK Archive 4 10-06-2004 05:56 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.