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Old 06-07-2011, 10:51 PM   #11
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that kinda looks like cyano i could be wrong though
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:40 AM   #12
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That's definitely red algae or cyano. Test your phosphate levels and cut back on lighting
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:14 AM   #13
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Red cyano, and yea it's bad, but its not terrible. There is this stuff called chemiclean red slime remover and I used it with shrimp/crab/snails and fish in the tank. I don't know if it's safe with corals, but it definitely worked.
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:26 AM   #14
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I used chemiclean in a 20 gal. test tank i put some rics in there and had no ill effects YMMV.
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It's def cyno. What I would do is cut lights to 6 hours a day. Remove what you can by hand. Feed every other day. Cyno is very common in new tanks. I would not recommend adding a clean product just yet. Just do the steps above and you will have it gone in about a weeks time.
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20 gal sump filter??
So I was thinking about making a sump filter out if my 20 gal tank once I get my 55 gal. I have no experience with sumps. Anyone have a plan a can reference and a supply list? Instructions would be nice too.
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It doesn't always go away easy. After I let my 14g go fallow, no lights on but filtration going, cyano was still around a month later though in very small amounts.
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Picked up the new tank! Check it out. I'll probably sand & stain the wood darker or just paint it black. Now I just have to figure out this whole sump filter situation.
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It looks great as it is imo.

Would prob look better in black though I gotta admit. Looks like a lot of work.

Good luck, keep us all updated!
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Finally got around to switching to the 55. Here are some pics. Still need to paint it black. Not really feelin the wood look. Now I just need to get some for rock and fishes to fill it. lol
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