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Old 03-06-2011, 10:33 PM   #11
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I always use RO water with reef crystals...... isnt helping. Are the some additives that i can use?
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:34 PM   #12
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I always use RO water with reef crystals...... isnt helping. Are the some additives that i can use?
oh, well then idk
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:25 PM   #13
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Just continue doing water changes probably weekly at least until the cyano goes down. People want coraline and not cyano because cyano is ugly and can even cover corals while coraline is a nice purple color that will harden on your rocks. Cyano growing also means there is too much nutrients in your tank. Overfeeding, too much light, ect. It is also common in new tanks. I wouldn't recommend using any additives as this will just pollute the tank more and cause more problems.

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siphon out the cyano. when you do your waterchanges and like kms907 said watch your feeding amounts.it will take time but you will eventually win.
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My nitrates are high because i am cycling so i will do a big water change tomorrow.
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If you're cycling, then just kill the lights. No need for lights while you're cycling as it just increases the odds that nasty nuisance algae (or cyano, in your case) gets a foothold. Once the cycling is over and you get your nitrate levels back down, the cyano should die off.
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Don't forget that good water flow will help fight cyano too! Point a PH into the cyano!
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I use RO/DI, without the deionizing aspects, phosphates don't get removed, which grow algae like mad. Grab a phosphate test and see what it's at.
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