Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 12-01-2008, 11:28 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 288
Cleaning tank

This pic is the brochure pic of the back of my 28gallon Solana tank. My questions are...
  • in section #2 I have little specs all over the place... looks like little balls of brown fuzz... sure it's algea or something... Should I be siphoning this clean during water changes?
  • In section #9 - on the outside walls of my protein skimmer I also have these same brown fuzzy spots... should I be taking out protein skimmer and cleaning these during water changes?
  • FYI -- in section #5, I have it filled with LR.. .no probs here.
Reason I ask this is because I am having a constant Cyano problem... it's under control because I perform water changes every 4 days.. .during PWC's I also clean all the filters and vacuum gravel.... but i'm thinking these "dirty" sections in the back of tank my be helping the Cyano.
Attached Images

Caige is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2008, 11:29 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 288
Oh, the tank is about 8mths old and is being used as a reef tank... I have a clown fish, bubble tip, Zoo, 2 emeralds, 8 nassarius, 5 mexican's, open brain and frog spawn.... all are doing well.

Caige is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2008, 12:25 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
DJLiquid's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 162
Your cyano will die off soon. Don't go crazy with the cleanings or you'll go crazy. Algae in the back (filter area) will die off too. Like the cyano, the algae is feeding off of the high nutrient level you must have had in aquarium. Relax and keep up the maintenance of your tank with PWC's and don't feed your fish/inverts so often. You can taper off to every two weeks eventually as long minimize your bio load.
14 gal biocube salt
1 orange zoo polyp colony, 2 toad stool (small), 1 umbrella leather (large), 2 pulsing xenia, 1 star polyp colony, 7 blue mushrooms, snails, pep. shrimp, 3 blue legged hermits, 2 onyx percula clowns
DJLiquid is offline   Reply With Quote

clean, cleaning, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cleaning the tank esears1 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10 02-08-2009 11:52 AM
Cleaning Tank courtnee Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 5 12-20-2006 12:14 PM
Cleaning a tank... Lonewolfblue Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 11-03-2005 11:05 AM
Cleaning the tank TEC5154 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10 02-03-2005 06:48 PM
Cleaning your tank Matt04 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 7 03-10-2004 07:20 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:09 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.