Originally Posted by Breakthecycle2
My tank is only 3 months old and I went through (still a little actually) a cyano
problem. I did the lights off thing and at times only kept the blues on for a few hours. My SPS
started turning brown. Once I kept the lights on the regular schedule, they started coming back. That being said, what REALLY helped was I started doing daily dosing of Red Sea Reef Energy and Reef Colors. ALL my coral, within 10 days, started showing the most incredible colors. The greens and blues in particular are very crisp.
While these supplements may be good for and established tank, that has nutrients and stability under control, they can add to excess pollution and certain elements being thrown out of whack.
Reef colors and energy should be used and dosed according to the elements tested for those each individual items.
(Example: if your dosing "A" and not testing for iodine, you could be adding iodine too excess).
3 months is not going to be too terribly stable.
being present means excessive PO4
& or NO3
, reef energy is adding to that.