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Old 08-01-2007, 10:11 PM   #11
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stop going everywhere? or what?.. sorry, but I need more specific instructions.. haha
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:24 PM   #12
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If the skimmer is the sorce of the bubbles.

turn it off?
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:39 PM   #13
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k.... and when should I turn it back on?
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:42 PM   #14
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All Erythromycin products will inhibit nitrification and gram positive/negative bacteria not to mention an ingredient used is Erythromycin phosphate, which means you are also introducing phosphate into your aquarium. Very low doses might carry little to no risk, but a risky quick cure isn't your problem: water quality is. If you wish for a quick cure until you can solve your water quality issue, then do try Chemi-Clean (do not overdose and mix very well!) or one of the various slime removers, which shouldn't contain any E, phosphates, etc (do check into this first!).
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:07 PM   #15
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I called yesterday for a little quick fix for this problem and LFS guy said they got chemi-clean... I went today, couldn't find it & couldn't find the guy... instead, this lady prescribed erythromycin with very low dose... hmmm... I don't think I can take it back since they aren't very "friendly" and had problems returning things before.. btw they are the only big LFS where I live.. so I'm kinda stuck with them..
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Cyanobacteria will always be present, but it can be controlled. Your issue is controlling it instead of finding a quick cure.
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I agree, once you win the battle, the natural way you will be better prepared in the future. I have heard horror stories about folks using antibiotics and it has wiped out their tanks by killing the beneficial bacteria.
Here are some great Articles and here is one specific to Cyano .
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Cyanobacteria will always be present, but it can be controlled. Your issue is controlling it instead of finding a quick cure.
I know that.. but since it was all over my LR I decided to get rid of it quick... I'm planning to invest on a RO/DI sytem now...
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Another way I've found that is helpful is a blackout period of a few days, followed by a thorough tank cleaning and 25% water change. I only have freshwater tanks, though, so I'm not sure how blackouts might affect marine tanks.
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Yeah I don't think I can do that.. since I want corraline algae right now and just added kalkawasser for faster growth... hmmm
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