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Old 02-09-2014, 08:07 PM   #1
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Red Hair or Cyano??

I am trying to figure out what this Algae is.


65g been up and since the first of the year, 2.5 weeks ago i put in a CuC of snails
1 week ago i put in 2 ocellaris clownfish. feed them everyother day 2 pellets for each fish.
ammonia = 0 (0)
nitrite = 0 (0)
nitrate = 20 (40)
pH = 8.2 (8.4)
kH = (7)
Phosphate = .25 (.25)
salinity = 1.024 (1.022)

numbers in paranthesis are from LFS that tested my water after i did. I like to get a second opinion, since it seems to be based on comparing colors.

the first pic is what it looked like at noonish, the second is 3, 3.5 hrs later doesnt seem "hairy" more slimey, but idk.

I am about to do a PWC then ill se what it looks like in the morning
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:23 PM   #2
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It's cyano
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:50 PM   #3
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Thought so but it was fuzzy

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Old 02-09-2014, 09:12 PM   #4
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Cyano Hands down.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:24 PM   #5
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As everyone said before, cyano.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:42 PM   #6
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Yepper, cyano. Try to suck it up during a water change.
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Nine times out of 10 it is usually caused by high nutrients of a lack of circulation causing ,try increasing the circulation in your tank just siphon off what you already have and with the extra circulation hopefully will prevent it from coming back good luck
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Red cyanos... Scrub with cheap new toothbrush while you water change... Try increase water circulation...
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Your nitrate and phosphate are both high as well, and this is probably what's fueling it. Are you running any media and using ro/di water? I would increase wc's ( both frequency and volume ) until you get your params in check
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I am using Ro/di water (bought one just for this tank), i hadnt been using any media (just skimmer,LS and LR),but i will be running some media,I put some cheato in my Sump with LR chunks also. I was planning on doing anbother WC tonite, after i go pay a ticket and get tags (a year behind WOWZERS) I bought some API Phos-Zorb, and some Fluval Clearmax, i was going to basically drop them in the filter sock so water would run thru it first, I also have CArbon but no bag to put it in.
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