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Old 09-04-2014, 08:19 PM   #11
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Reduction of nutrients is key. Bigred is right as usual haha, but honestly I would say very rarely, if ever, combat an issue by adding more animals into the system.

You want the cyano gone? You need nutrients gone, by adding animals you are creating more nutrients and thus the cyano will never stop completly. Goodluck, definitely listen to Bigred he knows his stuff.
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:21 PM   #12
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ID PLEASE? How to fix it?

What are you running for filtration? In general though it usually comes down to increasing water changes, both frequency and amount until you get in under control (once under control you can go back to your usual amount of time between changes, but I'd do bigger changes than you were doing), and reducing the amount you feed. Reducing the photo period can help but isn't really a solution. It's all about achieving a balance between the nutrients you put in and the nutrients being roved by your filtration/maintenance.

IMO a lot of people say that nuisance algae are a phase in new tanks, when it's really just the aquarist learning the balance of their new system. If I cycled a coral only tank it would not be infested with nuisance algae because there would be very little feeding in the tank (need to get some nitrate and phosphate in the system) so the balance would be very easy to maintain.
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:27 PM   #13
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What are you running for filtration? In general though it usually comes down to increasing water changes, both frequency and amount until you get in under control (once under control you can go back to your usual amount of time between changes, but I'd do bigger changes than you were doing), and reducing the amount you feed. Reducing the photo period can help but isn't really a solution. It's all about achieving a balance between the nutrients you put in and the nutrients being roved by your filtration/maintenance.

IMO a lot of people say that nuisance algae are a phase in new tanks, when it's really just the aquarist learning the balance of their new system. If I cycled a coral only tank it would not be infested with nuisance algae because there would be very little feeding in the tank (need to get some nitrate and phosphate in the system) so the balance would be very easy to maintain.
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:30 PM   #14
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In my 70 g I got a skimmer( reef octopus classic 150),and I got cheato in the hob refugium...
But the temperature was a little high then usual last month and I don't have a chiller, also I may was to generous with the feeding...😁


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Old 09-05-2014, 09:26 AM   #15
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Any mechanical filtration where you could run some phosgaurd or gfo?
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Old 09-05-2014, 11:57 AM   #16
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Forgot,
Also got phosban reactor with rowa and uv sterilizer.... By the way I use very little rowa in the reactor, how often I have to change it?


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Big red, only filtration is 45 pounds of live rock. Weekly 5 gallon water change (30 gallon tank). Saving up for protein skimmer. I know I'm over feeding so have backed down to feeding every other day versus once a day. Been doing that for four days now.


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ID PLEASE? How to fix it?

Cheap hob filter to run some phosphate media could also help. One of the aqua clears would work great, bare bones so they're easy to clean, and lots of media will fit. Also I'd up the wc's until you get it under control.
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Ok, that's what I was kinda thinking to. Thanks big red.


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Big red I put some phosban in did first water change today. Got 20 gallons for 5 gallon changes. Was thinking every other day. That two often?


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