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Old 11-17-2010, 09:34 AM   #1
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It's been a while, I have been fighting Cyano for the past year which got me frustrated so I had to walk away for a while. To make a long story short I hit it hard and figured out it was the Reef Crystals, I switched over to ESV salt and the problem went away. Please pardon how bare the tank is at this moment (it wont be for long) but I upgraded my lighting system from MH/T5VHO to the Aqua Illumination Sol Super Blue LED system. Here are picks on how I mounted the modules and the tank before and after. Not to many pics as I'm letting to corals I have acclimate to the new lighting first.




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I haven't put the system to 100% yet but in a couple of days I intend on going through different combinations of intensities and posting photos of the different settings. These lights really make the colors pop.
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This one is set for daytime auto White = 50% Blue = 40% (My favorite setting so far)


Moonlight shot from the side of the tank White = 0% Blue = 1%
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Nice Keith. Are those the 3w Cree LEDs?

I posted in another thread the White/Blue percentages of my PacSun units for different color (K) settings from 14k to 20k.

At 20k, which is what I'm running after the 2 hour ramp up the white are at 60% and the blues are at 100%.
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Yes they are. The SOL Blue goes beyond 20K easily and is way to blue for me. I'm running 70% white 60% Blue at the moment.
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Very nicely done!
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Hi Guys
It's been a while, I have been fighting Cyano for the past year which got me frustrated so I had to walk away for a while. To make a long story short I hit it hard and figured out it was the Reef Crystals, I switched over to ESV salt and the problem went away.
What about RC causes cyano? I haven't seen any in the reef I maintain.
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I've had issues in the past with IO but never had problems with RC. I guess it all depends on the batch you get.
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I've had issues in the past with IO but never had problems with RC. I guess it all depends on the batch you get.
It could of been the batch, I had bought 2 200 gallons of RC salt a while back (at the same time) which lasted me a long time, that's probably why the Cyano was with me for a long time.
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What about RC causes cyano? I haven't seen any in the reef I maintain.
Try googling "Reef Crystals and Cyanobacteria".
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