I have been fighting tooth and nail against cyano
for the past month. I have followed the 10 step nuisance algae guide and it has helped reduce it slightly, but it still comes and goes. I have thus far got away without having a sump/refugium but now I'm thinking it may be time to get one built and installed to help reduce nutrients in the system (chaeto). My question is, besides installing a sump, what other tricks could I try to get rid of it?
I already feed every other day and rinse the food in RO
water, I have reduced my lights to only 6 hours a day, I have added nassarius snails and a brittle star to try and get the sand bed moved around. I do bi weekly 25% water changes and I run a bak pak skimmer which does a great job.
Just in case its needed, here's my current params:
temp: 78 F