I've had my 55 gal
reef aquarium over 5 years and learned a few practices for managing cyano
: avoid over feeding and excessive lighting, 25% water change monthly (remove excess algae and cyano
with siphon/diptub), add a sea hair if excessive algae present, keep nitrates below 20 ppm
preferred), use Phosban continually to remove phosphates and change every two months, when present in large quantities I've used Boyd Enterprises Chem-Clean which is availble at Marine Depot - link and details below. Be sure to follow the directions exactly! Good Luck!
Boyd Enterprises Chemi-Clean
- Removes disease causing red cyano bacteria (red slime) from live coral.
- Oxidizes trapped organic sludge and sediment.
- Clarifies aquarium water to crystal clear. Promotes ideal enzyme balance.
- Safe for reef tanks, all invertebrates, desirable macro algaes, nitrifying bacteria and fish.