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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Help, This is my first saltwater fish tank (been up and running since October) and my fish tank has had a cyano bloom for over 3 weeks and i can't seem to get rid of it! I have tried to syphon (very hard to do), reduce feeding, water changes, no lights for 3 days and nothing helped. When placing...
  2. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    My 120 has come under siege by both Red and Green Slime algae. I pretty much need help getting rid of it. Now I know how to battle it. RODI water to snuff out its fuel, and suck it out with water changes. Well I can't suck it out. I tried. The mats of algae are too heavy to be lifted out by...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    im absolutely at an end of what to do. I have a 150g mixed reef, mainly sps. Everything is doing great, params are as follows Ca- 420 Alk- 8dkh P04- 0.00 Nitrates- 0.00 Salinity- 1.024 Filtration- 60g sump, Swc 160 skimmer Bio pellets- 500ml GFO Carbon Everything is healthy and happy, and i...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    hi, at the moment ive got a cyano bloom in the tank :( the majority of it is on the sand and i was advised to do a water change which ive done and also added a sand sifting starfish to try and sort it out, any other ideas to try and get rid of it? (the tank is 3 months old) For future purposes i...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    My aquarium has been running kinda dirty for a few weeks. I'm trying to keep enough food around to feed a starving mandarin... Long story that involves leaving my wife unattended at a LFS... Recently I've started seeing red slime cyano bacteria appearing on one rock and in a corner of my...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I waffle on so apologies. I am battling what I believe to be cyano bacteria, it was a red slime type but now a stringy red purple type, i know cyano can progress from slimy to stringy i read. see picture attached. Please click on my signature link to view detailed tank specs and today's...
  7. The THINK Tank
    Alright, a few months ago I posted a thread because I was fighting cyano bacteria. I tried everything possible to fix it, I even subscribed to Mark Callahan "Mr. Saltwater Tank's" algae fighting guide. Mark had suggested using Dr. Tim's Aquatics "Re-Fresh" which is a good bacteria to fight the...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Recently moved, ever since I have moved i've been having some cyano growth. Could the move have caused this? I'm due for a water change next week hopefully that will put a stop to it. Has anyone experienced this? Should I be concerned? Thanks in advance.
  9. General Reef Discussion
    [ATTACH]98921[/ATTACH My gut tells me this red stuff on my rocks is cyano, but does not come off the rock easily and I have none in my sand bed. Any suggestions?
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Is this cyano? At first I thought it was but it's not slimy or hairy. It's pretty hard to scrap off my live rock. Also it's more of a maroon color than red.
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys This is my first fish tank and i was wondering if anybody knew what the red spot is on my lr is. I dont know if its coralline algae or cyano or a sponge or something, though i dont think its cyano Petco sold me lr that had cyano and it doesnt look like that.
  12. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Does anyone know what this is? It started showing up recently and it looks like it could be cyanobacteria. Can anyone confirm? And if so, what should I do!? From what I know, cyanobacteria is a bad thing, if anyone can tell me whay that would be awesome! Side note: My parameters have...
  13. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi guys. I was wondering if anybody could shed some light on a few cyano questions I have. I just started a 150gal reef tank a little over 2 months ago. I went through the standard diatom bloom that cleared itself up in about 3 weeks, but for the past 2-3 weeks I have been fighting a real bad...
  14. Skimmers & other filtration
    hey every one im still a noob at the reef tank stuff so bare with me. my system is a 70 gallon acrylic with built in wet dry filter(its built into the background). it has been up and running for about 3 months now with no problems except some cyano bacteria that i'm working on getting rid of...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    What is the best way to combat cyano bacteria? I have been battling a small cyano outbreak for several weeks now. Some of my rocks had some green hair algae that seemed to be the breeding ground for cyano. There were only little bits of cyano here and there and now it is everywhere. I had to...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    hi, it's my first time posting anything on TRT. I have a 29g biocube that I have had for around 6 months. i have just recently had what I beleive to be a large cyano problem. the algae is long and stringy with a dark red color. The only thing that has changed is that I have started adding a...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I have a little bit of cyano growing on my substrate. Water parameters are good, 79 degrees, amm 0, ite 0, ate 0. My question is: rather than doing a water change, can I vacuum the gravel and have the water discharge thru a filter sock in the sump? This way I am not wasting water and I can...
  18. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hey i'm pretty new at this, but i've been having a red slime problem for a few months now. I have a UV sterilizer and realized the bulb was shot for i dont know how long and thought maybe thats why it hasn't dissapeared yet. A replacement bulb came in today and hopefully it will get rid of that...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    i've had a out break or cyano in my fuge. i turn the light off for a couple of days and it's gone i turn them back on for a day or 2 and it's right back. any ideas on how i can permenitly get rid of it?
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Several months ago I set up a new tank and I used some of my old cc substrate for bacteria seeding. Not a ton but probably 3/4" layer on the bottom. I then added a layer of new cc on top and now have 2-2.5" of substrate. My water params are great, ammonia, nitrate, phosphate, nitrite all 0. The...
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