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Old 05-11-2013, 08:53 PM   #11
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Do the water change and scrub the rocks in the bucket not in the tank it will spread if you scrub it in the tank. It will be a tough battle using tap water.
I tried flipping one of the rocks to try and starve it whatever lefts after that scrubbing and Iam waiting for my emerald crabs 5, scarlet and mini hermit crabs to arrive hopefully they are hungry and do you guys recommend any thing other than chemicals I might think about the rodi more
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:57 PM   #12
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I you can stretch it at all to even use distilled water over tap that would help. Also, how much and how often do you feed? Cyano is caused by excess nutrients in the water, too much food, sometimes too much/long lights. I don't believe crabs are going to eat cyano but they might take care of any green or hair algae
I feed 2 clownfishes soon to be pairs twice a day and about twice a week frozen cyclops I have my lights on for 7 hours only for 2 mushroom so I might cut down
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Sorry, little bit confused. You feed them twice a day or twice a week? Are they the only two fish in the tank?
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Tap has lots of phosphates and other dissolved solids. Just like Bectan said, if you can get RO water, you're water quality will do much better. Tap water and corals don't mix all that well unfortunately.
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You don't need to feed cyclops to clownfish. Frozen food like mysis and other meaty foods are great. Cyclops is good for filter feeders and some small fish like gobies.
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Also you said you used tap water and a conditioner. That's to remove chlorine, not phosphate or any other dissolved solids.

Also, I haven't heard of a CUC member that eats cyano, so that won't fix it.

What will fix the cyano problem, if this is cyano, is to do one or all:
-change to RO/DI water or at the least RO water (distilled)
-stop feeding cyclops unless necessary for filter feeders
-phosban reactor or bag of GFO
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Also you said you used tap water and a conditioner. That's to remove chlorine, not phosphate or any other dissolved solids.

Also, I haven't heard of a CUC member that eats cyano, so that won't fix it.

What will fix the cyano problem, if this is cyano, is to do one or all:
-change to RO/DI water or at the least RO water (distilled)
-stop feeding cyclops unless necessary for filter feeders
-phosban reactor or bag of GFO
I will see if I can change to ro/di or distilled and is the phosban reactor or bag of gfo necessary or that's if I don't switch
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It's not necessary, but it's an extra step if it doesn't go away. Good luck
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Sorry, little bit confused. You feed them twice a day or twice a week? Are they the only two fish in the tank?
They are currently but Iam working on getting 1 or 2 more fishes and I feed them twice a day
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It's not necessary, but it's an extra step if it doesn't go away. Good luck
Thanks for all tht help
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