The Reef Tank banner

cyano outbreak

  1. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    So my dad and I have a 90 gal reef that has been overrun with cyano for sometime but we are just now getting serious about getting rid of it. My dad thinks it would be easier just to drain everything and start from scratch but I disagree. I made a bet with him today to give me 3 weeks to try to...
  2. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    My first post looking for help. I have a 55 gallon setup with a hang-on refugium. The refugium has a skimmer attached, the skimmer's water runs into the refugium which has 20 red mangroves, some live sand and liverock crumbles. The water from there runs into the outflow and holds a bag of...
  3. Tank Specs
    Hello there. I have a 55 Gallon glass tank overflowing to a wet dry sump. In my sump I have a coralife super skimmer that outlets into my home made refugium. I have ran an overflow back from the refugium to the sump in case the return pump cannot keep up with the skimmer pump but really they...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    My tank is all cloudy I can't see anything and my 6 line wrasse is dead help me! What can I do!
  5. Nano Reefs
    Hello, its been a while, been very busy, and fighting cyano in my other tank for the last month or 2. I am finally getting some of my time back so here I go with a new build. Thanks to MarineScape I finally got a tank to replace my little 8.8g nano. I picked up a 24g Aquapod at MarineScape...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    ok... over the last week or so, this spot has been growing...it looked like Coralline at first, but now it has algae like hairs coming from it... so i think it is Cyano, or Red Hair algae.... what is it?
  7. nano build off 2008
    In the words of Timon (Lion King) "IT STARTS" Tonight I started to build my tank. It's an 8 gallon Oceanic. It's currently being set up at my house, but it's final resting place will be my office. I won't add any fish until it moves to my office. But I will be adding corals and inverts as...
  8. The Think Tank Must Reads.
    I just spent three hours reading through the DSB myth thread and decided in all fairness to put up a pro DSB thread. Although I have not been in the hobby as long as many on here have. I research constantly for ways to improve the quality of life for the animals I choose to own. This is in no...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    i set up a 10g bare bottom around two weeks ago and allready it has cyano :angry: how can this be? theres nothing in the tank other than live rock. no snails, no crabs, no fish, nothing but rock, and im noticing the quick spread of nasty red slime. theres a bit of green hair algae but im one of...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    hey all, I am having some trouble with my 29 gallon. I have cyano bad. It started as a small patch. I blew it off and syphoned, and it came back stronger and worse. much more spread out. So, I did a really thorough cleaning. I scrubbed it off the rocks and syphned everything. it has come...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, I am having algae problems. I have cyano popping up all over the place. Originally it was all in on small patch. I blasted it off, and I thought I syphoned it out, but I think I ended up spreading it. Now it is showing up on my sand, and on a bunch of different rocks. I also keep...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Well, i started a thread earlier called "Too Much Flow??" and it kinda turned into a build thread, but wasn't titled as so. well i decided to start a new thread showing the progress of my build. the basics are: 55 gal AGA 48x12x18 4 Aquaclear 70 powerheads 1600 gpm of total flow (probably going...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    lighting?:idea: flow?:EX: food?:smileyeatingchoc: ive had this brain for a few months now..it almost looks like its shrinking in its outer shell?..is this normal? does it look ok from the pics? thanks for any help
  14. General Reef Discussion
    New Fishies, Pics Added They have just been added to the tank, and I will get pics as soon as I get some lights on.... I got... 1 Naso Tang 2 Manly Firefish 1 Goby that I cant remember his exact name, but is all white with little purple spots on the side of his head. :fish::thumbup:
  15. General Reef Discussion
    i received my fish from marinedepotlive yesterday. i had ordered a small LMB, but the one i received is HUGE, at least 4.5" or so. i really wanted a small one because everywhere i look they claim that when they get older they loose interrest in eating algae. he's been hiding since i put him...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    my filteration and powerheads have all been powered up for almost a week now. In the tank I have over 110lbs of cured live rock and about a 3-4inch sandbed. The sandbed i have and the cured liverock i have came out of a mature system and put straight into my new tank. Currently there is no...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Is brown hair algae any different than green in the causes and cures? I have noticed alot of it popping up in my tank since I took out all the fish.
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, so the time has finally arrived. Since November, when I tragically broke my 50 gallon reef during a move, I have been slowly gathering parts in order to set up a new tank. I am still a few things away, but I couldn't wait anymore. So, here it is: The Plan: 29 gallon All glass (drilled...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Well after this last week 2 more dead fish and probably 2 more by the time I get home from work tonight I think I'm giving up. I've only had my tank set up since Feb but I don't think I can take any more heartbreak. I've had freshwater fish for 30 years and currently have a 180 gal rift lake...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    This red film keeps on coming back even if I blow it with a turkey baster. It seems to occur only on one side of my tank. I have attached pictures below. Please advice how I can get rid of these red films once and for all and are these good or bad?
Top