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Old 06-09-2007, 01:23 AM   #1
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Update on my cyano problem

If you all remember I had a bad blue-green cyano problem a few weeks ago. After a lot of debate and thought I went with my gut and got some GREAT live rock. I added 15 lbs so I now have about 40 lbs in my 46 bow. I plan on adding a little more, maybe in the next couple of weeks if I can find some more of this rock. After about 2 weeks my cyano problem is very much in control...just a little bit here and there. Very managable to say the least. I'm so happy I can start adding more coral now that my problem algae is a thing of the past
Here's a pic of my tank taken about a week ago. The green algae that is in the pic is all gone now. What a relief!
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Looks like a very nice tank. Thanks for the update. Adding a little more will sure help. Adding more LR helped because it provides more surface area for nitrifying bacteria. Looks great.
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Sweet lookin' tank, congrats on getting the algae under control.
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Love the aquascaping and congrats on getting the algae under control
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Old 06-24-2007, 04:48 PM   #5
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My cyano dissappeared almost overnight when I switched from Instant Ocean to Reef Crystals. Well, not overnight, but within a month.

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My cyano dissappeared almost overnight when I switched from Instant Ocean to Reef Crystals. Well, not overnight, but within a month.

Nice rocks!
I switched from Kent to Reef Crystals and had the same results FWIW
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The rocks made the biggest difference, I think. I also started to run purigen about a week before adding the rock. The guy I bought the rock from was telling me about the differences btwn the different kinds of rock and how he beleives carribean rock is the best. I added the carribean and it made such a difference I believe his theory. I had just kalani (sp?) rock in my tank to start with.
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Where the LR is collected can affect the amount of nutrients, etc. already in the rock. Obviously tanks have enough issues eliminating/controlling nutrients, so dirty rock to start is the last thing anyone needs. I'm not necessarily saying there was an issue w/ your Kaelini rock though, in fact it looks pretty nice, but the man seems to be making a valid point.
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