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Old 07-22-2011, 02:47 PM   #11
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I don't have a phosphate test kit as of yet. My nitrate is at 10ppm. I'll try to do a 50% pwc on sunday. Should bring that down to 5. Then I might do another one a day or two after.
Buy a phosphate kit... they ate 10 bucks.. if ur reading is lower then .5 u might be experiencing diatom blooms which is fine you tank is still new if you know the difference ... I don't know what will help.. seems your doing every thing you could.. u don't have any coral so a 6 hour light cycle for a few weeks with just ur atinics should make a diifernce
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Old 07-22-2011, 02:50 PM   #12
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Sorry if u mentioned it..bit where's ur tank located near windows?
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Old 07-22-2011, 05:51 PM   #13
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Yeah, I'll have to get a phosphate test. This isn't diatoms.. I've been through that phase several months ago. It is cyanobacteria i am 100% sure.

I have indirect sunlight for about an hour in the early evening. I don't think that is causing anything though because the white lights are on and it's just not enough exposure time.

I will let everyone know in a few weeks. I really appreciate all of the suggestions!
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It happens.. i have a cyano bloom happening in my tank now actually and my tank is OK in terms of parameters.
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I found the same stuff, I finally got rid of it by increasing my water flow, normally I had 2 marineland 440 (I think that the filter number, may be 400's) hob filters, and a pump in the sump that returns the water @ a rate of 1200 GPH. I added 2 900GPH filters cross blowing 1 across the front of the tank and 1 across the rear so that the tank kinda looked like a whirlpool. Ran it like that for about a month solid during the day, drove the fish nuts but in the end I no long have the cyano. I do have small patches of it but the yellow tang seems to liek eating it so I haven't killed it off completely.
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When I had a cyano issue it grew right in front of the powerheads, flow will only stop it settling not cure it,you need to get your water levels right to starve it,if nothing has helped start dosing with vodka to get trates and phosphates cleared.
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Vodka Dosing by 'Genetics' and 'Stony_Corals' - Reefkeeping.com
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:43 PM   #17
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Interesting read, thanks.
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Old 07-26-2011, 03:23 AM   #18
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What do you guys think of chemi-clean
Boyd Chemiclean Red Slime Cyano Bacteria Remover

I know a lot of you are anti-dosing, but this would be my last resort. It has nearly all positive reviews if you read them. And the lady at the pet store recommended to me, she said she uses it in their tanks all the time.
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Old 07-26-2011, 03:25 AM   #19
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Also, not going to start a new thread for this.. I have so many.. lol. I found some crab legs in the sand. Large ones, so I thought my large hermit crab had died.

But, I found him, and he has all of his legs. What the heck! Is it possible he molted and I found his old skeleton? He was missing for about a week but I figured he was in the rockwork.
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Yeah he molted,they dissapear after molting until their shell hardens.I would personally go with vodka rather than chemicals,it works great and is cheap.
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