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Old 04-10-2009, 06:15 PM   #1
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what now ???

hey guys I think i may now the answer to my own question...but here goes, i just had a really bad cynao, i got rid of cyno but now hair alge is takeing over is it just because the dead cyo and should i just keep doing what im doing or what??
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some readings would help.
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FantasyReef Databases-Viewing item "10 Step Plan for Nuisance Algae Control"

FantasyReef Databases-Viewing item "Cyanobacteria aka Red Slime"
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Exactly, what are your water parameters? How much are you feeding and when? What is your light schedule? ( how many hours are they on?) what type of water are you using? Usually problem algae is caused by excess nutrients in the water ( phosphate / nitrate ) and sometimes excessive light. Cyano is from a lack of flow as well. Readings will help us help you. PWC with RO/DI water will help as well.
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I use 5 stage RO/DI system 5gal weekly change out (72gal bow front 20gal sump/refug.) PH 8.3, AMM. 0, NIT0, Nitrate < .50, feed once a week, light 12hrs on 12 hrs off
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the cyano has died off gone from red to green and disapperaring
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i have started useing coral vite ???? wonder if that is not helpng
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I would up the PWCs to 10G a week and reduce lighting to maybe 10 hours and see where that gets you.
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I agree with Scott as far as more PWC and cutting back the lighting to 8 hours a day for awhile. Both of these are fueled by excessive nutrients so we need to find out where it`s coming from. The nitrates are fueling it as well as your coralvite maybe also.
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Do you have any fish? Once a week feedings is sort of inhumane IMHO!!!
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