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Old 05-08-2011, 10:03 PM   #31
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That sounds good and I will try it.

You are probably right that it is a nutrient issue. I'm having a hard time figuring out where I'm going wrong, though. I don't have fish and I only feed a few small corals once a week. I use the frozen cube stuff dissolved and target feed with a turkey baster. Maybe the turkey baster is just too large and I'm injecting too much into the setup. I only use 1/4 cube at a time.

I took out the bioballs before all this happened. Think that set a bad chain of events into motion? I removed them slowly over a month. I thought that was conservative?

On the upside, this week has shown some improvement. The cyano is still there but it is somewhat less and rebounding less aggressively. I think what I am doing is working but God it is slow going.
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:40 AM   #32
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I too was battling the dreaded red cyano. I seem to have gotten a hold on it and it's almost all gone. I stepped up the water changes and siphoned all I could with the pwc. The other thing I did was stop feeding store bought food except for a couple of times a week at the most as a treat. Rinse the frozen stuff with RO water.

What I feed now is a fresh seafood mixture made from scratch (recepie provided by Doug ( Mr. X)). Go to the seafood counter at the grocery store and pick up some raw shrimp, squid, scalops,etc. Actually here is the link to the insructions...

RenegadeReefers.org • Information

I think feeding this more than store bought stuff also help fight the cyano. I feed that to my anemone, torch, duncans, etc as well as the fish. They all took to it from the first batch. Also can't remember if Doug's instructions say so or not but I add Selcon and garlic extract to the mixture as well.

Keep at it. You're getting there. Things just take a bit longer with saltwater. Let me know how it goes...

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Old 05-09-2011, 12:43 AM   #33
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Do you have a clean up crew? Or I think I just read corals yes?

Also here is the article on cyano...

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/articl...ae-/Page1.html

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Old 05-17-2011, 10:40 PM   #34
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I do have a small clean up crew. I have an emerald crab, 5 blue legged hermits, one tuxedo urchin and a peppermint shrimp and some snails. As far as coral, I have trumpet corals, one blue mushroom, zoanthids and something that looks a lot like a xenia. Thanks for the links. I have ordered the chemiclean and it should arrive soon. I'll try Doug's recipe, too. I'm really looking forward to setting up the QT tank but can't with the cyano.

Thanks for all your help Steve.
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