I stopped at my LFS
last night to find out what to do about some Cyanobacteria that is in my new cycled 29G tank. They recommended a chemical treatment that they use in their display tanks when needed. The name escapes me but it's in a powder form. Anyway, reading the instructions it says to turn off my protein skimmer, add a air injection device (such as a pump), do a minimum 20% PWC
in 48 hours, and to wait 24 hours after the PWC
to turn the skimmer back on.
Anyway, I asked the LFS
if I needed to purchase a air pump since I don't currently have one. I have 2 peppermint shrimp, 3 turbo snails, 1 narrsisus(sp) snail, 3 blue leg hermits, and about 16lbs LR
in the tank now. He said that they should be ok with out the air pump.
What's the opinion? Has anyone had experiance with this? I put the treatment in the tank last night but now not adding the air pump like the instructions said to is weighing on me.