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Old 12-06-2008, 09:16 PM   #1
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Post Cyano Issues With IO mix

Hey guys just wondering if anyone has experience or has ever experienced Cyano issues with IO since doing regular water changes and fighting cyano when I was on Tap water it seems as if even with my RO/DI unit I am still getting a Cyano Bloom right after every water change my feedings are every other day or every two days. My lights are on not all day 7 hrs or less some days maybe 4hrs. and i have been doing frequent PWC every week since I got my New RO/DI unit. It's bee over a month and I am still seeing a Cyano Bloom after my water changes. Just wondering if I am doing something wrong? or if something could be wrong with my Salt mix. Let me know....

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Old 12-06-2008, 10:16 PM   #2
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post your water readings including phosphates if you have the kit
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post your water readings including phosphates if you have the kit
My water parameters are in checked. My Phosphate shouldn't be that bad if I am not feeding as much. And plus it would be kind of hard to get a Phos reading if Cyano is abosorbing it up.... I am just wondering if my Salt mix having issues with it being Phosphate Free. I read somewhere someone was having issues with IO cause they kept getting Cyano, but i can't remember which Thread that was..... Well my 160 gallon bucket of IO is almost out and I'll change mixes soon.... and see if that could had been the issue....

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I don't want to throw fuel on the flames but I had more issues with cyano when I was using IO. I am not 100% sure that was the cause but it seems a little odd.

When you do your PWC make sure to siphon the cyano out of the tank, if it is on the sand bed take a bit of the sand in the siphon as well.

After I finished my last bucket of IO I switched to Reef Crystals and I haven't had as many issues with cyano. I had a bit of an outbreak recently but that was due to all the mess I dealt with upgrading to the 120. Before I broke the 72 down I hadn't had any cyano issues for many months. Was it because of the switch to RC? I don't know.

There are a lot of people that use IO and have for years with no problems.
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I would look elsewhere for the cause. I know many people and have seems some awesome tanks where only IO salt is used. 2 good examples of tanks I have seen where only IO is used would be the 500g reef at Penn State U and Sanjay's 500g reef tank in his house.
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I would look elsewhere for the cause. I know many people and have seems some awesome tanks where only IO salt is used. 2 good examples of tanks I have seen where only IO is used would be the 500g reef at Penn State U and Sanjay's 500g reef tank in his house.
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I don't want to throw fuel on the flames but I had more issues with cyano when I was using IO. I am not 100% sure that was the cause but it seems a little odd.

When you do your PWC make sure to siphon the cyano out of the tank, if it is on the sand bed take a bit of the sand in the siphon as well.

After I finished my last bucket of IO I switched to Reef Crystals and I haven't had as many issues with cyano. I had a bit of an outbreak recently but that was due to all the mess I dealt with upgrading to the 120. Before I broke the 72 down I hadn't had any cyano issues for many months. Was it because of the switch to RC? I don't know.

There are a lot of people that use IO and have for years with no problems.
HHHHMMMMM!!!! I am just wondering maybe if I am not Siphoning enough out?... But that can't be I usually scoop it out with a cup to get it all out.... Well I will look into it more and see what else could be the problem. Maybe that Phospate remover would do the trick.
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I agree with Larry. There are several folks that have made this cyno claim with IO but the proof just is not there that IO caused it.. I know several folks that use IO and they have nice looking tanks.
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I agree with Larry. There are several folks that have made this cyno claim with IO but the proof just is not there that IO caused it.. I know several folks that use IO and they have nice looking tanks.
Is it true that some limpets eat cyno???
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I hope IO doesn't enhance the chances of cyno, I use IO.
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