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Old 02-20-2012, 10:21 AM   #1
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Maybe the best purchase I have made.

I have made a couple of post and read several post about cyano bacteria and gathered tons of info. And after a few treatments with chemi-clean, numerous water changes, changes in feeding, and adjusting my lighting cycles I recently made a purchase that seems to be helping more than anything. After a visit from a friend that with around 15yrs experience he told me I was getting to much sunlight. I thought he was joking I have blinds up and the tank is in part of the room receiving little to no light. But what did I have to loose so I went out and bought heavy thick curtains and after 3 days of them being up the cyano is no longer on my rock, and only a few really light spots on my substrate.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:59 AM   #2
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I don't think that was your problem, I've had a 65 gallon sitting in the sun for 5 1/2 years, never had cayno
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:00 AM   #3
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Maybe it is a series of events that has come together. Perhaps just the tank maturing, it is almost 4 months old now. Not really sure but it seems to making a difference.

Oddly enough everything I have read, everyone I have talked to has said to avoid sunlight. But it seems to be working for you. That is really the one thing about this is there doesn't seem to be any real answer to anything. What works for "Joe" might not work for "Jane".
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:10 PM   #5
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Ya your right ,your not supposed to ( they say), but my corals seem to love it. Didn't know better when I originally put it there,seems to be fine. I was just referring to the sun light creating or contributing to your cayno, don't think that's your problem , especially since you said you get very little.
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Water changes, limit your nutrients, and I say like five hours of light ( max ), and you should get rid of it in no time.
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Many use sunlight as supplemental light in their reefs and don't have any problems with it.
Here is a perfect example-
Tank of the Month - February 2006 - Reefkeeping.com
if sunlight was the problem, why aren't the reefs in the oceans covered with cyano?
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I have often wandered about avoiding the sun but buying light s that closely mimics the sun. This is all a learning curve for me. Can adding supplements for Coraline be some of my issues? Calcium and magnesium. Probably replacing t5 ho 10,000k bulbscheap i have cheap off brand.

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It's an issue of excessive nutrients. Feed every other day to every 3 days for a while and do weekly water changes to remove any built up nutrients. What kind of bio load do you have and what size tank is it?
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