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Old 12-12-2006, 10:27 AM   #21
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I have two suggestions. One I would retest and post your water test results including phosphates and since you have LR and a clean up crew I would go for a black out of your tank. I would leave your lights off for a few days. Your LR and clean up crew will be OK. You might want to think about it for a week. It will not harm your tank and will help to break up this stuff by the light not being a fuel source. Try the lights out. I know people that have done this even with corals and got it under control. We still need to find the source. I`ll bet its excessive nutrients.
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Old 12-12-2006, 10:45 AM   #22
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Hey quixand. I agree w/ you that there is no reason. Some people just have issues with cyano and can never figure out why or how it got there. I agree with melosu that a black out may be what you need. I know flow has been mentioned many times, and you are probably getting tired of me asking you , but are you sure flow is getting to the bottom of your tank? I see alot of filtration towards to top, but none shooting toward the bottom. Just another thought.

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Old 12-12-2006, 10:48 AM   #23
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I have a maxijet 1200 pointing at a patch of cyano, that is on a rock. It has been three days and only a little bit of it is gone, so it does take some time.
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Old 12-12-2006, 11:25 AM   #24
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So you think I need two powerheads in this small of a tank? One further down blowing against the sand bed?

I'll leave the tank dark for the next week and see it that helps.
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You just want some movement along the surface of the sand, not so much that it blows the sand everywhere.
THose spots of cyano are a good indication that there is no movement.
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Well. If you look at the tank picture, I have excellent surface ripple, if I turn it down to the next angle, I get no surface ripple.

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LOL! I saw that, I would add another ph.
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I agree dont move that PH just get another one for your bottom.
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This is interesting -- I never knew about having PH aimed at the sand? In my tank theres not much bottom showing (all covered in rocks) but both my ph are aimed up at the top. Should I have them aiming towards the liverock/sand bed?
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This is interesting -- I never knew about having PH aimed at the sand? In my tank theres not much bottom showing (all covered in rocks) but both my ph are aimed up at the top. Should I have them aiming towards the liverock/sand bed?
I like to have mine on opposite ends of the tank, pointing toward eachother. I use the SEIO 620s in my 55G. I am fighting hair algae right now. I will hook up my RO/DI this weekend and I have switched to reef crystals salt, to see if that makes a difference (I have a new batch brewing in my bathroom, as I type).
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