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Old 07-09-2012, 03:24 PM   #41
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:46 PM   #42
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I'm guessing cyano most likely cause by over feeding you can remove it buy vacuuming it up with water changes it will take some time, or you can use chemi-clean As to posting pics sorry i'm lucky to get my com to boot lol

Here's a site with pics it will help you to id the algae Nuisance Algae ID Guide
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:16 PM   #44
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Thanks for the nuisance algae website. It helped. The pictures aren't that good, but you surely can see red where white should be. The green algae, with a spot or two of red on the glass, did not come off easily when I rubbed at it with a paper towel. I will take a MagFloat to it tomorrow.
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:59 AM   #45
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Cyano cut back on amount of food/feedings. it's part of the curve just vacuum it out with your PWC's
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thanks, Grizz. i assumed that's what it was but wasn't sure how to get rid of it. another question which may sound dumb, but when you vacuum sand, doesn't the sand vacuum right into the bucket and you lose sand? what would happen if i just stirred the sand? that wouldn't get rid of it, would it? i just would like to find the two snails that burrowed into the sand when i brought them home. want to make sure they're still alive. i had another question but my daughter called and disrupted by thinking, which isn't hard.
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oh yeah, Grizz. i remember now. i can't be overfeeding the tank. i only feed two peppermint shrimp 6 mini pellets every night. so, what could have caused this, natural?
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Yes it's natural but it;s caused buy an excess of nutrients snails dyeing and decaying will add to the problem IMO your feeding way to much I have 7 fish,12 hermits and countless snails and i dont feed that much. My rule for feeding is there stomach is only the size of there eye
Try 2 pellets every day Use a turkey baster to suck up the cyano don't stir your sand as it will make things far worse. Use a red lens on a flashlight 2-3 hrs after lights out you should see those snails out then.
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Ok. I've got to find a red lensed flashlight. I had one at one time for astronomy, but we can't figure what we did with it. Does the Lfs carry them? I really didn't realize that I was over feeding those two shrimp, but I will adjust immediately and suck that stuff up with my turkey Baster (fish only) tomorrow. I'm just too tired tonight. And I noticed that my water is cloudy and isn't improving. Any ideas on that? I still can't get that skimmer to skim. There are lots of fine bubbles in the tube, but nothing in the cup. Is this normal? I feel like I'm never going to quit asking questions. Oh, and my first hitchhiker...a bristle worm. Don't know how long he is but he's pink and skinny and went from one hole in the rock to another.
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:27 PM   #50
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I got a piece of red cello from the craft store. Cloudy water could be a bacti bloom it will clear in time. Is the skimmer new? some times they can take 3-4 weeks to break in.
Bristle worms will multiply like mad it there's a lot of left over food, good part of your CUC. Over feeding is easy to do my fish have my wife trained it's like she cant go by without stopping to give them 'just a little bit' lol
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