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Old 04-23-2005, 01:34 AM   #11
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For the record whats the best way to remove cyno from lr. I have one small spot that hasnt went away yet but all the other spots are completly cleared up.

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Old 04-23-2005, 06:17 AM   #12
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You can siphon it off. Use the toothbrush attached to the end of your siphon hose and scrub as you siphon. If you can reach it, carefully remove it from the LR with your finger tips. It's kinda slimy, especially after you get it out of the tank.

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Old 04-25-2005, 09:01 AM   #13
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Thanks everyone for your advice.

This weekend I picked up a Phosban reactor and hooked it up Saturday afternoon. I also ditched the carbon I was using. I also picked up a bucket of Instant Ocean salt and have it mixing currently. Tonight I am going to do a 20G water change with the new salt.

Hopefully all these things together will help and I will soon be algae free.

I will send another update when the algae is gone!!!!

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Old 04-25-2005, 11:05 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by tripper

You mention Oceanic salt as a possible issue. That is the salt that I use now and switched over from Instant Ocean a few months ago. That happened about the same time I got my MH so I blamed the algae growth on the lights, didn't think of the salt as a culprit. Could that really be the cause? My phosphates read at 0.1, about as close to 0 as I can get. If swithing salts is the answer, i'll buy something new this weekend!

Changing salts can cause some chemical imbalance and thus potentially cause some Algae. It will eventually disappear if you continue your good husbanry. Just my observation of my tank. I did switch to Oceanic at one time and did not like it. Strangely, the container that hold my Oceanic Salt water for water change have diatoms even though it is sealed and kept in the dark. It never happened for me using IO or TM. Anyway, I switch back to IO.

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