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Old 09-10-2012, 01:44 PM   #1
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Quick question - Cyanobacteria

Have a 75 gallon saltwater, it's been up for about 5 weeks. I have 3 damsels, and one trigger. Everything was going smooth till I left for a week. My son said her aunt was feeding them to much. Well the problem is I have Cynobacteria rocking me! I was told not to put anything else in the tank till it cycles. Should I wait or should I get some clean up crew?
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:52 PM   #2
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You shouldn't add anything while the tank is cycling , after the cycle is done them add the CUC. But at the end you could what you want it's your tank . I couldn't wait and added them towards the end of my cycle.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:02 PM   #3
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Have a 75 gallon saltwater, it's been up for about 5 weeks. I have 3 damsels, and one trigger. Everything was going smooth till I left for a week. My son said her aunt was feeding them to much. Well the problem is I have Cynobacteria rocking me! I was told not to put anything else in the tank till it cycles. Should I wait or should I get some clean up crew?
I am having a hard time waiting to put the CUC in, I just don't want a nightmare of a time trying to clean up. Will that Cynobacteria kill off anything in the tank?
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:04 PM   #4
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As far as I know cyano just looks bad , then again I've only had since may with my tank . But already won a battle with cyano.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:06 PM   #5
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It's only bad for corals not fish I'm pretty sure.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:55 PM   #6
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How did ya get rid of it? I heard bumble bees are the only ones that will eat em, by the way thanks for responding folks appreciate it
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:56 AM   #7
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i used "ultra life red slime remover" it will drive your skimmer crazy till you do a couple of water changes. but the red slime was gone the next day.
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Shut the lights off during the cycle.
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Shut the lights off during the cycle.
Sound like your overloaded for cycling i personally run skimmer and fugi during cycle with no lights on dt
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:17 PM   #10
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I've had the lights off now for about 4 days, I think it's driving the fish nuts but they will deal. I added about 20 crabs and there working overtime. I haven't put any kind of remover in there yet. I added a blower on either side, and I have to say, the Cyanobacteria is not a fan. It's slowly going away, but I'm afraid if I turn those lights on its gonna b a mess. But we shall see. Thanks everyone for there input. Oh yeah I have the skimmer but no refuge... Have to ask Santa for that lol
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