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Old 05-13-2009, 08:33 PM   #1
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Arrow Attack of the bubbles!

Just recently I notice that my tank is starting to look like a champagne glass. Also there is a blanket of bubbles on the bottum of the tank covering everything. I don't know why this is happening, and google was no help. Any thoughts on this?
Oh, ya! The bubbles are getting trapped in the diatoms too, I'm that this might start to form some type of bubble algea.
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:40 PM   #2
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Air bubbles? Are you sure that your diatoms are not cyano or some kind of algae? Pics?
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If it's not coming from your skimmer we will need a pic.
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Ok, here are some pictures. I read a little on cyano, and I tried to some things that worked for other people to get rid of it. So I tried giving it less light, and it started to go down. My worry is... if that's really what it is, does that mean I wont be able to have a good light cycle again? How do prevent this from happening again?
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That's the start of cyano.
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Old 05-15-2009, 02:47 PM   #6
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Cyano can be neutralized by frequent water changes. I believe it's caused by an abundance of nutrients in the water. As a last resort you can use Red Slime control by blue bet. It works very well, but natural is always better. I used it a couple months ago after 10% water changes every other day for THREE WEEKS didn't work, and I haven't had a problem since.
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The lights is just until you can get your nutirents under control. I read that if you use the red slime control your cyano can get to a point that it gets immune to it and you end up with a bigger problem. Cut down on your feeding, check your po4 and do PWc's and you should get a handle on it. I had some cyano until my tank made 1yr. Macro in your sump is another good thing.
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the bottom 3 look like cyno and the top one looks like you have some babies. Do you have any snails? I suggest you buy yourself a magnifying glass. This is the best hobby ever! Wait until you see things on your glass up close and personal.
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You do have Cyno, the best method I ever came across was to cut the dose in half with whatever you use. Watch your skimmer though. Buy a Crest sonic tooth brush and use it to remove the red and green algaes underwater - they are totally amazing.
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