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Old 10-29-2012, 09:14 AM   #101
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The only way I beat Cyano was buy running GFO in a reactor to lower phosphates. Even though the Phosphates a re reading 0 they are there. The Cyano is consuming it. By running GFO in a reactor it will pull the Phosphates out of the water before the Cyano can consume it and the Cyano will die off.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:41 AM   #102
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The only way I beat Cyano was buy running GFO in a reactor to lower phosphates. Even though the Phosphates a re reading 0 they are there. The Cyano is consuming it. By running GFO in a reactor it will pull the Phosphates out of the water before the Cyano can consume it and the Cyano will die off.
I've had a gfo reactor running since day 1....
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I should have added I had better results with the HC GFO from BRS. I also changed it out every 2 weeks. What kind of flow do you have through it? I read something about a starfish, if its a sand stirring starfish they can eat your bacteria and that could cause the issue as well.
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have you tried doubling the amount of GFO?
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Also consider the fact that GFO is suppose to be replaced every 2 weeks like bavass said.

Other than that, I read this whole thread, and there is no reason for you to have cyano bacteria if you followed everyone's advice.

Recommendation in order to close this thread is to pull out your carbon, turn off skimmer, run your chemiclean, 20% water change in 24h with RODI 0 TDS, add carbon, replace GFO in 48h. Skimmer will not be operational for about a week.

Feed less. You are missing one of these steps because these are the only reasons to have cyano bacteria...
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:17 PM   #106
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I should have added I had better results with the HC GFO from BRS. I also changed it out every 2 weeks. What kind of flow do you have through it? I read something about a starfish, if its a sand stirring starfish they can eat your bacteria and that could cause the issue as well.
I don't have and sand sifting stars..
I have an mj1200 on it, dialed back though.

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have you tried doubling the amount of GFO?
I have, and didn't see a difference so stopped doing it since gfo isn't cheap.
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Also consider the fact that GFO is suppose to be replaced every 2 weeks like bavass said.

Other than that, I read this whole thread, and there is no reason for you to have cyano bacteria if you followed everyone's advice.

Recommendation in order to close this thread is to pull out your carbon, turn off skimmer, run your chemiclean, 20% water change in 24h with RODI 0 TDS, add carbon, replace GFO in 48h. Skimmer will not be operational for about a week.

Feed less. You are missing one of these steps because these are the only reasons to have cyano bacteria...
Carbon is 2Weeks, gfo is 4Weeks for changing. I don't have carbon running.

I feed every 4 days. I'm doing everything I know how to right haha, this is why i'm so stumped
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Try changing the GFO out every 2 weeks. I did see a big difference when I switched from reg GFO to HC GFO. I even started changing mine every week for awhile. Its expensive but I had to do it. Now I don't need to change it near as often, I only change it when I see anything on my glass
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Try changing the GFO out every 2 weeks. I did see a big difference when I switched from reg GFO to HC GFO. I even started changing mine every week for awhile. Its expensive but I had to do it. Now I don't need to change it near as often, I only change it when I see anything on my glass
I may try that, I still feel like it's the water, it seems to bloom heavily after a change
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What is the TDS? Are you using RO/DI water?
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