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Old 11-14-2004, 03:37 PM   #11
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There are several things you can do to get rid of the cyno. First off, change your bulbs. Old bulbs loose spectrum over time and this can contribute. Test for PO4 in your tank and in your source water that you use for top-offs and water changes. If you are not using RO/DI water, start. Re-evaluate your feeding and lighting schedule. Feed less and have your lights on less. Do a water change and suck up as much of the cyno as you can. I used a product by Boyd Enterprises, Inc called Chemi-Clean that is suppose to get rid of cyno. It worked great to help with the outburst, but it is not a cure. You still need to get tot he root problem.
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Thank you so much for your help,I am very gratful. May God bless you all.
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Old 11-14-2004, 06:57 PM   #13
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That's what we're here for. 23 months, WOW those are some old bulbs!! FYI fluorescent bulbs should be changed every 8-12 months.
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I have a easy question, touch it and if its slimy and soft its algae/cyno bacteria if it is hard and can be picked up and crumbled its coralline. I had coralline fall off my fuge walls when I swithced to lower lighting.
The bulbs are 23 months old?? Do you have any corals?
Cyno excess nutrients, low flow areas and old bulbs( wrong spectrum) can bring it on.
Check PO4 and nitrates.....let us know the levels.
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My blubs are 3 months old it is a new tank,that was a mistake. I touch it and it is slimy my levels are all OK. I have not chek my my PO4 or CAL cause I have not found that here in Puerto Rico, so I sent to get by internet and have not arrived. I put in some cal. suplements, maybe it was OK and went up high. I am doing a water change tomorrow andI WILL try to pull out as much as I can. And I am not going to put anything in it until my testers arrive. "THANKS"
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23 months is well past the point where you would typically replace the bulbs. What kinds of light is it?
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Adacaro..kudos my friend, its best policy to not dose what your not testing for. That is, if you dose and can not test it, how do you know your not causing problem. Excellent plan! As for the Cyano, if your tank is only 3 months, a little more info is needed. Corals, fish, clean up crew, live sand, crushed coral, etc. What kindof lights are they? NO, VHO,etc? Is it in direct sunlight? Basically, its helpful to have a profile of your tank and equipment your using, specifically. However, as others have mentioned, you need to check for any levels of 'unwanted' trace elements as thy can feed the bad algea.

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