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Old 01-04-2014, 05:56 PM   #361
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Bubbles are most likely Nitrogen gas Red-Brown looks like Cyano How much was she feeding once a day?
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:05 PM   #362
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Shouldn't have been feeding too much. I have her trained on that! But I had started seeing cyano before I left. Definitely on walls on tank and on power heads. I scraped off a good bit when I got home, but the brown sand was new. Is the nitrogen bubbles a bad thing? Do I move the sand to release it? Maybe time for a few sand sifters of some sort?
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:12 AM   #363
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The bubbles are from anerobic bacteria they strip the oxygen from nitrates and convert it to nitrogen gas. The bubbles will make there way through the sand and escape from the tank.
I would not disturb the sand bed at this point as you could cause a crash. Best thing to do is add some sand stirring snails (nassarius) or other sand sifters they will stir the sand slowly letting the tank adjust to the changes.
Feed a little less and/or increase your PWC's to help with the Cyano.
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:54 PM   #364
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Cyano is out of control!!!!! I've read to increase flow, reduce feeding, reduce light times. Does it really ever go away? When I scrape the glass should I try to catch and remove the stuff that comes off?
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:19 PM   #365
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Yes, yes, and yes.

Just pull out what you can. Cut down on feeding. More frequent water changes to get the nutrients in check. And increasing flow helps considerably.
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:27 PM   #366
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Only bad things happen quickly in this hobby Your doing the right things it will take time just hang in there
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:31 PM   #367
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Only bad things happen in this hobby Your doing the right things it will take time just hang in there
I think you left something out. Only bad things in this hobby happen quickly.
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:39 PM   #368
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Haha bad things happen when i post to fast too
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:29 AM   #369
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It is mostly on the glass. Scrapes off pretty easily. I don't know how I will ever get it all out of there.
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:09 AM   #370
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Can you post a pic?
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