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Old 08-05-2011, 01:52 PM   #31
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That could be my problem then. I have troubles getting it all out. Thinking about tearing everything out and rinsing it off with some tank water during my next water change.
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:13 PM   #32
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That could be my problem then. I have troubles getting it all out. Thinking about tearing everything out and rinsing it off with some tank water during my next water change.
Try the chemiclean first!!! It works great, and taking everything apart could be even worse on your tank!!!
It worked great for me and after 48 hrs you have to do a water change anyways to get rid of the waste
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:16 PM   #33
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Scott what are you nitrates at when u have a good bloom of algae?
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:22 AM   #34
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Try the chemiclean first!!! It works great, and taking everything apart could be even worse on your tank!!!
It worked great for me and after 48 hrs you have to do a water change anyways to get rid of the waste
Yeah, I think I might try that. Just to get an upperhand on it and then see if it even comes back and if it does I might be able to get it all out or find the problem easier.

I have had 0 nitrates and still had this cyano problem.. though it could've been the cyano eating up all of the nitrates. Right now the nitrates are at 40 because I haven't done a water change in 2 weeks because I'm experimenting. Im seeing if the nutrients/vitamins in my salt get all used up and the cyano stops growing. Though now that I type that out it sounds stupid because my nitrates are rising and feeding it.

I'm going to dose the chemiclean this morning before I head off to the zoo.
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:36 AM   #35
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Do a PWC before you dose those trates are gona go through the roof. that cyano will start to decompose before you have chance to remove it causing a spike
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Good call.. I will wait till I get back tonight then. Going to the zoo! Huge underwater aquarium
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I found out the hard way mine went from 20 to 160 in 2 days I saw that and went and bought a new test kit
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I have some too, I got some chemiclean.
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Most of it is gone now! Still got another 12 hours or so before 48 hours is up. I'm trying to suck it all out as it loosens up.

My ammonia is about 1ppm and my nitrates are about 60 (haven't risen yet, really). All the rest of the readings are normal.
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Most of it is gone now! Still got another 12 hours or so before 48 hours is up. I'm trying to suck it all out as it loosens up.

My ammonia is about 1ppm and my nitrates are about 60 (haven't risen yet, really). All the rest of the readings are normal.
Good, keeping my fingers crossed for you
In a few months the cyano may be back so u have to repeat the procedure every so often. But next time you may catch it sooner and it wont be too bad

Also, if the break out was bad the first time you may wanna repeat the treatment in a few days to get rid of it completely
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