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Old 02-13-2011, 05:35 PM   #1
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Cyano problems

I have a 45 gallon tank with a big Cyanobacteria problem. It's been up for a few months now, and the cyanobacteria is all over the rocks and sand, and is starting to creep up the glass and equipment! I have reduced light time to less than half and am feeding every 3 days. Other than an RO unit, what else can I do?!
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:43 PM   #2
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first test your water. I would do weekly 20% pwc and vacuum out as much cyano as possible. I use an airline hose to vacuum it up so you have time to work. The hose I normally use for pwc siphons water too fast.
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I have vacuumed several times and nitrate ammonia and nitrite seem to be ok...
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:49 PM   #4
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Start by reading this http://www.aquariumadvice.com/articl...ae-/Page1.html

If you look at my posted threads I started one recently asking about cyano. There are some good suggestions, I would post you a link but I am not sure how.
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Cool, I'll keep working at it
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:47 PM   #6
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whats the stock? it could be from overstocking
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:15 PM   #7
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Two clowns and a striped blenny?
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:34 AM   #8
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point taken, LOL

are you using tap water? it could also be from that
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tap may be the cause, have you ever tested it?
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