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Old 02-28-2011, 11:17 AM   #1
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when u do a pwc does the tank cycle again?

Hey guys I have a rookie question when u do a pwc does the tank cycle again? Also I have reddish brown stuff on my sand bed is this cyano and is it normal?
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There`s no nitrifying bacteria in the water just on surfaces so no the tank does not cycle again. Also no cyano is not normal. Read these.

Cyanobacteria, AKA Red Slime Algae

How to Battle Cyanobacteria: What To Do When You Just Can't Get Rid of It
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Thanks I've been getting about a cup a day out of my skimmer and do pwc every two weeks I think it's time I cleaned my skimmer I usually just empty and rinse the catch cup sounds like I need to do a complete cleaning of intake and out tubes
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