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Old 10-04-2012, 09:52 PM   #1
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Scary Cyano

I have been dealing with Cyanobacteria for a couple of weeks now I use ro/di water from my lfs, I cut back my light hours from 12 to 8 hours I don't feed the tank much food I feed the fish every other day. My parameters are excellent I took a sample to the lfs.i just can't seem to find the problem any advice is good advice.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:14 PM   #2
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Might have phosphates or even nitrates..just not showing up because the cyano is using them...whats your water change schedule? Maybe try getting GFO media in a bag, or a phosban reactor for more efficiency.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:23 PM   #3
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I use 2 bags of chemi pure in the bottom of my sump. I am really considering getting a phosphate reactor. The lfs told me not to change my water only top it off they said the fish n coral like it much better. I haven't done a water change in over a month.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:46 PM   #4
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There is the problem. You need to do a 10% water change every week to keep things in check. What your lfs told you is basically like telling you not to flush your toilet and to also use it as a water fountain.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:05 AM   #5
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There is the problem. You need to do a 10% water change every week to keep things in check. What your lfs told you is basically like telling you not to flush your toilet and to also use it as a water fountain.
To OP: Sorry about your cyano problem- that sucks.
To Sniperhank: lmao!! That is a hilarious analogy!!
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I used a phosphate bag and my cyano was gone in a week. But the funny thing is that my clown was trying to host it.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:13 PM   #7
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I will defiantly try the phosphate bag. Thanks for the advice guys
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