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Old 12-09-2011, 01:31 AM   #11
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I had a massive cyano problem shortly after cycling my tank - did water changes like a maniac, siphoning what I could, and that eventually got driven into remission - and was immediately replaced by a nasty green hair algae outbreak - which I continued to battle.

Now here I am, a member of algae anonymous with my "3 year algae outbreak free" pin
Those are the basic stages of a new tank. It seems like one algae will take another ones place for the first few months of a tanks life.
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:47 AM   #12
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Nothing eats the cyano. The sand sifting fish might turn it over while sifting but they're definitely not eating it. If you don't want to go the chemical route, water changes, less feeding, and more flow will work. I did all of the above and used this red slime remover. Worked great and didn't have any negative effects on my fish, inverts, or coral.
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:17 PM   #13
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Ill try every option see which one works first, thanks for everything guys
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:53 PM   #14
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I tried chemiclean and 24 hrs later 80% of it has been removed, I do need to change 20% of the water today according to the lfs and the instructions on the product lol let's see what happens!
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No fish will ever take care of an algea problem they can help but it's up to you to get rid of it
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:25 AM   #16
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Yup but that chemiclean is the real deal
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:15 AM   #17
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Just cycled chemi through both of my tanks. Had a bad cyano outbreak. IT KICKS (unapproved aquarium advice word)
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:09 PM   #18
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Just make sure you do a 20% water change after 48 hrs, I used chemiclean 4 days ago and now my tank looks super clean
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:35 PM   #19
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Very true, it didn't clear all of it out until about a day after the water change.
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