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Old 02-15-2015, 11:05 AM   #1
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Something to be concerned about?

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ID:	264376 have just popped up in our cube. Not sure what they are, to be concerned or not, and what to so about them. 28 gal cube, running about a month now, two black clowns and an anemone in the tank.


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It's cyanobacteria. It's from excessive nutrients and light. Overfeeding and inadequate nutrient export is usually the cause. It's a symptom of a problem that should be a concern.
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I am sure we probably overfeed, so we will cut that back. It's on my calendar to change water out today. Is there any special precautions I should take when changing? What are other protocols for my conundrum? Is a clean up crew on the sand and live rock in order?


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No. No crabs, snails or shrimp will lessen the nutrient level. Just do your water changes and vacuum out what you can with each change. Feed sparingly. You can cut back to a couple/few times a week and only small amounts.
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Thanks so much for the guidance, you also mentioned lighting. Should we leave the light off for extended periods of time. It has the regular light that we turn on in the day (about 10 hours) then switch it to the blue setting overnight.


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Thanks so much for the guidance, you also mentioned lighting. Should we leave the light off for extended periods of time. It has the regular light that we turn on in the day (about 10 hours) then switch it to the blue setting overnight.


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You run the blues all night? Not a good idea, your fish appreciate some down time. Generally people run the blues for an hour or 2 before and after they turn the whites on, and run them both together for them lights off for the night.


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nems need a more mature tank , 6/12 months atleast
your tank is too young ,
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No, you need light for the corals and anemone, and I agree- shut the blues off at night. Do your best to mimic the natural day. Don't worry...a few weeks and you'll see a big improvement.
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I do have an option of taking the anemone out of the cube and putting it in our 55 gal reef tank that is more mature - a year old +/- a month. It has a porcupine puffer, lion fish, and two blue fin damsels. The black clowns in the cube seem to care less about the anemone.


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They may eventually get interested in it. Meanwhile, if the anemone is doing well, there's no reason to stress it with another move IMO. If it starts declining, it's good to know you have another option for it.
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