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Old 08-05-2005, 12:41 PM   #11
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no, I would do this now. Your nitrates being at 20 is going a long way to being a contributing factor. Get the nitrates down with water changes.
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Old 08-05-2005, 12:42 PM   #12
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I just did a 33% yesterday.
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Old 08-06-2005, 12:35 PM   #13
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10% PWC daily would help in that size tank and shouldn't take very long to do. Siphon out as much cyano as you can with each water change. Cut back on the lighting for now.

Also, how old are the bulbs in your light fixture. Mine were 9 months old and that was 2 months too old. My 2 month battle with cyano ended with new bulbs.
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I was thinking the cyano was in a fuge.. its bacterial and plant from my understanding of it..
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zac you have 2 posts going on the same thing????? Or am I missing something..
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Zac,

Cyano growing on your corals? How much water flow do you have? It sounds like you need more powerheads to create more flow. That will keep the cyano from getting a foothold.

I re-arranged some rock last weekend and now noticed a dead spot where it can get a start on the sand bed again.
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I was thinking the cyano was in a fuge.. its bacterial and plant from my understanding of it..
You are mostly right. Cyano is a bacteria (belonging the the Eubacteria kingdom) but it gets mistaken for algae because it is photosynthetic. Going deep into the biology of it, Cyano is also autotrophic, meaning that it doesn't need anything else in the tank to live off of, except for the light. This is why it's so hard to get rid of compared to other forms of "algae". This is what my biology professor taught me about it last semester, anyways.

Zac, get rid of as much as you can get rid of manually. Increase water flow in your tank, and do lots of PWC's, and it should go away.
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