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Old 10-24-2007, 03:22 PM   #1
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Red stringy stuff?


I have some red/maroon colored string type of algae covering my rocks.....Tank has been set up for about 2 months now. Any help is greatly appreciated
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Old 10-24-2007, 03:42 PM   #2
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sounds like cyano. I have been battling it like crazy too. My tank is about 3 months old
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:04 PM   #3
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yeah thats what it sounds like. Cut back on feedings use ro/di water check your bulbs remove(slowly) bio balls and sponges keep up on your water changes add more flow to your tank and it should go away
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:23 PM   #4
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Its cyano, pat.. you know the drill!
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:26 PM   #5
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Its cyano, pat.. you know the drill!
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:00 PM   #6
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yeah thats what it sounds like. Cut back on feedings use ro/di water check your bulbs remove(slowly) bio balls and sponges keep up on your water changes add more flow to your tank and it should go away
I have no fish in the tank.....so no feeding goes on.No bioballs or sponges.And I use RO/DI water.I have done 2 water changes this month. BTW thanks for all the fast replies
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:14 PM   #7
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How old is the tank? If the tank isn't done cycling and you keep doing water changes the cycle just keeps dragging on. Cyano will go away on it's own with proper maintenance.
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:16 PM   #8
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The tank is a little over 2months old......I had to do 2 w/c because the salinity was too high so I added ro/di water. All my parameters are ok
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I know you said you have no fish, what about corals? I know the tank is new, how about the lighting? Did you buy everything new or is this a used setup that you bought? Where did the rock and sand come from?
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:29 PM   #10
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Everything I bought was new.....I bought the sand from Foster&smith and the rock from liveaquaria(fiji rock). No corals....here are my lights: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...2&pcatid=12772 Mine is the 432watt light fixture
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:37 PM   #11
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I wouldn't do anymore waterchanges let the cycle complete. Cyano is ugly to look at but it will go away. If it really bugs you, you can leave the lights off for a few days and it will die off.
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:59 PM   #12
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Jena's right!You don't need the lights to cycle!
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:02 PM   #13
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normal algal succesesion, a sign of systematic maturity. If you can get a scoop of sand from a tank that does not have cyano and is well established, it may provide either a competing algae or some microorganism that uses cyano as a food, eliminating yur issue with some bioactive source.
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:05 PM   #14
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:37 PM   #15
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Most new set ups go through this adjustment period. The name of the game is patience, and it will all be worth it in the near future.
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