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Old 03-06-2015, 11:20 AM   #1
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Thick cyano in sump

I know that many sumps house algae and cyano, as a means of keeping it out of your display. Also that cyano aids in keeping nitrates low. Should I try to clear some of this off my LR? Display has only a little.

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Old 03-06-2015, 12:10 PM   #2
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I think any cyano in a tank is bad thing.... Macro algae like cheato is the best to keep low nutrients... I'm not an expert, but I would clean thoses, try to prevent them to spread into the main...
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With that much I would want to try an additional way of trying to export those nutrients. I'd be concerned about all the oxygen being used up by all that bacteria at some point.
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Ah, time for the good ole bucket of saltwater and tooth brush. It had about this much 8 months ago, that's how I got rid of it.


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If you remove it all it will easily show back up unless you do add another export method, be it macro algae, filter media...you get the idea.
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I've read that cyanos likes dead spots, maybe you can add a powerhead to that part of the sump ? That's just an idea, but don't know if it's good...
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It likes low flow, correct. But that said, with that much eliminating it all at once will lead to something else growing somewhere else.
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Ya this is why he needs to replace that bacterias by photosynthetic thing, like macro algae, like cheato
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Chaeto sounds like a good idea. I may give that a shot


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Old 03-06-2015, 04:55 PM   #10
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I would say, cleand thoses cyanos out of the sump as you did there's 8 months, put some cheatos or fast growing plants/algaes. Happy to see this ideas seems chill.
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