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Old 10-06-2008, 10:28 PM   #11
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:24 PM   #12
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Naw, old school is cool, some of it works and newer stuff have replaced some of the older stuff.
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:33 AM   #13
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Ahhh... I understand now about the cyano/algae/whatever! In my previous post, I was going to say (but didn't! Darn!) that I'd never seen it look like it was flowing up from someone's sand before. But if you were running a reverse undergravel filter, then it makes sense! Yeah... once you ditch that UGF, you should have a lot better luck!
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:28 PM   #14
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Good point Kurt, I noticed that too, that's why I said it didn't look like it to me.....the great mystery is resolved!
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:48 PM   #15
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UGF might not have anything to do with it since that particular cyano and any current can lead to such swaying. As a matter of fact, I have seen cyano literally standing straight up without current as well...talk about a tank of bubbling goo :s
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Hmmm, interesting. I have not seen it in such "strands", at least not that long.
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I'm sort of in the same boat...I'm battling the purple slimy cyano...I've been doing water changes and removing it manually with a soft toothbrush and sucking it up with a turkey baster (which works very well I may add). I'm also cutting the feedings back, and next is to do the same with the light cycle.
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sucking it up with a turkey baster (which works very well I may add). I'm also cutting the feedings back, and next is to do the same with the light cycle.
Thanks for the turkey baster tip, I tried mine today to remove some residual strands left over from the die off - worked great !. I have my algae under control now.Thanks for the advice, how I did it?: Lights off for about 5 days, feed with dropper to individual fish every other day, (no big messy pour-in frozen feeding). target feeding is fun any how, and less debris floating around. Scrape/vacuum bottom of tank twice and one good 20% PWC. I will continue to do weekly 10% PWC with RO to dilute even further the tap water I started off with a couple months ago. I will start putting lights on about 4 hours a day and see how it goes, as I have snails and crabs in there that will need some green algae to eat.

I am learning to view reef keeping like stock market investing- DON'T PANIC- NO IRRATIONAL MOVES-BE PATIENT-THE LESS YOUR HANDS ARE IN IT THE BETTER OFF YOU ARE, and If it smells FISHY,something ain't right.
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I am learning to view reef keeping like stock market investing- DON'T PANIC- NO IRRATIONAL MOVES-BE PATIENT-THE LESS YOUR HANDS ARE IN IT THE BETTER OFF YOU ARE, and If it smells FISHY,something ain't right.
That is AWESOME advice! (For both the market and our tanks!)
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Joey! Joey! Joey!!!

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