Cyano question (added pictures)

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Trebor, Aug 17, 2010.

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  1. Trebor

    Trebor Bristle Worm

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    Does cyano form gumballs out of your sand? I also have little white mountains with red tips is that cyano? All help would be appriectiated!
     

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  3. nctinter

    nctinter Skunk Shrimp

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    can you post a pic? you will see bubbles with cyano
     
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  4. sostoudt

    sostoudt Giant Squid

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    no not to my knowledge, can we get a picture? what about more details? like what flavor is it?
     
  5. coral reefer

    coral reefer Giant Squid

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    There are different species of cyanobacteria. Pictures will definitely help us to identify it.
    Cyano is usually associated with poor water circulation and elevated nutrients in your water.
     
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  6. Trebor

    Trebor Bristle Worm

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    anpgp Dragon Wrasse

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    It's looking like the start of cyano to me.
     
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  9. NASAGeek

    NASAGeek Eyelash Blennie

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    Agree on start of cyano. How are your water parameters?? Nitrate, Phosphorous, etc.

    I know cyano is bacteria, not algae but both feed on nutrients.

    M
     
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  10. anpgp

    anpgp Dragon Wrasse

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    Is the flow in that area decreased as compared to the rest of the tank? Increasing the flow there will help to deter any future growth.
     
  11. nicodim55

    nicodim55 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    get a phosphate reactor, it worked for me and no cyano no more.
     
  12. Trebor

    Trebor Bristle Worm

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    sal 1.026
    Nitrates <10ppm
    Phos 0.1ppm
    Ph 8.1

    My tank is only 2 1/2 months, I don't get how I could have cyano? Just put 2 fish in, could this have been from uncured lr?