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Old 09-21-2014, 09:34 PM   #1
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This post was from about almost two weeks ago..............Have a build up of algae on my sand bed that I can't seem to get rid of, brown to purple in color, perimeters are all good/with in reason( 36 gal fish and rock, few hermits, one nerite one cereith, 4 chromis. Any ideas what causing this? Tank is a little over 2 years old,

UPDATE: did massive water change, changed direction of power head, changed lighting schedule, and cut back on feelings to every other day, absolutely no luck what so ever. Getting beyond frustrated!!!!!!

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Old 09-21-2014, 09:36 PM   #2
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Well after posting this and taking the pics, I was looking everything over, and my temp is at 83, which seems a bit high, checked my heater, and I'm guessing my human error changed the temp weeks ago and it was cranked up........could this be my problem with all that cyano?


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Cyano doesn't feed off of heat, it feeds off of nutrients. Nitrates and phosphates.
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What is the ideal temp


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Old 09-21-2014, 10:01 PM   #5
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I run mine at 78. But as Hank said that has nothing to do with cyano, you have excess nutrients in your system, just continue with wc's and reduce feeding and be sure to rinse any frozen food well.
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Retested my
Nitrates and phosphates

Phosphate I would say between 0.0-0.25

Nitrates about 20 to 40 ppm


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This post was from about almost two weeks ago..............Have a build up of algae on my sand bed that I can't seem to get rid of, brown to purple in color, perimeters are all good/with in reason( 36 gal fish and rock, few hermits, one nerite one cereith, 4 chromis. Any ideas what causing this? Tank is a little over 2 years old,

UPDATE: did massive water change, changed direction of power head, changed lighting schedule, and cut back on feelings to every other day, absolutely no luck what so ever. Getting beyond frustrated!!!!!!

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Tank isn't two years old more like 2 months


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Phosphate I would say between 0.0-0.25

Nitrates about 20 to 40 ppm


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Api test kit? You need a low range phosphate test as you want a level around .05 and lowering the nitrates too. A few 50% wc's should get your nutrients back in check, and then just watch the import and up your export and it should go away
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Yeah just you basic test kits, any recommendations for
Other ones? I've been doing 40% changes about every two weeks, I'm guessing now that's not enough! I will
Go to weekly water changes then! Might be time to look I to ro system, cause this running to the LFS is getting old


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Salefirt and red sea make good test kits, but the best IMO for phosphates is the Hannah checker
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