I do not currently have a uv
sterilizer and I am wondering if it would help in getting rid of my cyano
? At this point I'm sure I'm grasping at straws but it can't hurt to ask. I'm getting tired of battling this stuff. I do weekly water changes with ro
water (20%)-I've cut back on the lighting schedule-I only feed every other day and only what they'll eat within a few minutes. When I do my water changes, I get my aquarium tubing and suck out the spots of cyano
, but it's not more than 2 - 3 days later it's back (various spots around the tank - not a layer). I will admit that it has gotten better (a few months ago I would have a layer of the stuff within a day). Am I not being patient enough (it's been almost 3 months)? I haven't tried any of the magical fix-it powders etc....YET. I suppose I could add another ph, but my fish already surf around the tank without moving any fins. ARGH!!
I just tested my water:
ammonia 0.0 mg
alkalinity 4 mEq/L
phosphate .2 mg
nitrate 5 mg
calicum 375 (low?)
Perhaps I need to continue to be diligent with my weekly water changes and just be patient.....then again, maybe the uv
sterilizer will help with it.
Also, is a uv
sterilizer a common piece of equipment in a saltwater tank? Any suggestions on picking one out?