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Old 10-08-2012, 10:50 AM   #1
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Please help

Why does my condy anenome do this all the time
And also why do I keep getting this algea
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:40 AM   #2
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Anemones periodically close from time to time so it's really no cause for concern unless its for long periods of time. What's your tank testing?Also the green film on your sand isn't algae it's Cyanobacteria. The best product I have found the treat and get rid of it is chemiclean. Just be sure to do a water change and suck out as much of it as you can before you add the treatment. You also need to remove your carbon and turn off your skimmer and uv sterilized.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:44 AM   #3
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Okno it's coming back out after about a half hour
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:04 PM   #4
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Then it's fine. Just part of its daily cycle. It helps it to expel waste water and stuff like that.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:01 PM   #5
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Strong flow will also not allow Cyanobacteria to form, it likes nice calm areas. I think weekly water changes, watching how long your tank lights are on and a proper feeding regiment will cure your problems without use of additional chemicals. But Polysorb and Chemipure can help if there is no natural way to get organic levels down. Cyanobacteria can grow in tanks with very low organic levels, there is thought that says selenium, that is in some salts and some sand can cause it to grow. In my tank, it can start where there isn't any current at all. Like in a corner.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:06 PM   #6
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Ok thanks I just need a better power head then
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:07 PM   #7
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Using RO water for all top off and salt mixes helps. Tap water will usually feed cyano.
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Very true, tap water is a no no. Too much junk in it. Always use RO/DI water to make up your saltwater, it is cheap and it prevents a lot of problems down range.
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