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Old 10-24-2008, 12:10 AM   #1
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cyano problems help

help i have a big problem with cyano bacteria my phos. lvls are 0 i dont over feed what is causeing it and how do i get rid of it
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How many fish and what are they? How big of a tank? How long has it been running? How about nitrate levels? Do you use tap water or RO/DI?

Gonna need some basic info on the setup of your tank to really help you. In the mean time, here's a good article:

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/articl...ae-/Page1.html
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When you do PWC`s try to siphon out as much as possible. Cut down on the nutrients in the tank and read that article that Kurt gave you.
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is the cyano in "dead" areas too - where there's not much water movement?

How often are you feeding and what's in the tank? Like said before, need a lot more info on your setup to help.
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I had Cayno Problems too, I attached a Picture so you could see the red line on the far end of the tank.... I would use the Article like everyone has suggested.... If you are running tap water its not fun you would need an RO/DI system also suggested by the others. I just wanted to share my expirence with you on this issue. If you are using Tap Water your in for a ride as for me right now I am fighting with Cayno and Diatoms also every other week as I to need and RO/DI system. You can read about RO/DI systems here to give you a better understanding. If you follow the rules they provided for you, you shouldn't have any problems getting ride of it....

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increase water flow in tank siphon as much out as you can thats how i beat it in 3 days.
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Good advice so far. My guess is that it is in areas of low flow. What happens is the detritus is driven into the low flow areas and settles and that allows the cyano to take hold. As the others said try and siphon out as much as you can when you do PWCs. Frequent PWCs will help reduce any excess nutrients in your system.

As Kurt said we need some more info on your current setup.
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i have 75 gal all my readings are 0 (amm, nit, nitrates , phos,ect) i use R/O not tap water i have 8 fish total all small 2inch or about ther except for the yellow tang. i feed 1 a day. there are live and dead spots of it i thought i had good flow throught the tank.......i have chemicals to remove it but i want to use it as last resort only....im shure im missing something but what im not shure 8(
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i have 75 gal all my readings are 0 (amm, nit, nitrates , phos,ect) i use R/O not tap water i have 8 fish total all small 2inch or about ther except for the yellow tang. i feed 1 a day. there are live and dead spots of it i thought i had good flow throught the tank.......i have chemicals to remove it but i want to use it as last resort only....im shure im missing something but what im not shure 8(
You talking about Cayno?
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yea LFS sold me some stuff to "get rid" of the cyano but i wnat to do it naturally if i can
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