Cyanobacteria, 3 Parts, 3 Links...

Discussion in 'Algae' started by CheckMateKingll, Mar 10, 2003.

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  1. CheckMateKingll

    CheckMateKingll Feather Duster

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    Ah, Albert Theil. I have a couple of his books on the shelf. What ever happened to that guy? I don't hear his name as much these days.

    Anyway, great intro to Cyano. These links should go in the algae section of the 'links library' for sure. ;)

    Another way to get cyano out of the display tank is to 'move' it to a scrubber or refugium. I was playing ping-pong with Rob Toonen on a thread a few months back and he threw up some interesting stats on algae nutrient uptake. Caulerpa, halimeda (spelling!) , etc couldn't hold a candle to Cyano. It sucked up more nutrients than them all by a huge margin!
     
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    thnx for the links cyno sux and is super hard to get rid of i wish i had those when i had it
     
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    Matt u mentioned to add your display tank to a refugium to get rid of canyo. How does the refugium help prevent it? I used the product (chemi-clean) about 6 week ago and its coming back. Its starting to grow on my sand . I am intrested to know why and how a refugium will help rid it. Thanks

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    A refugium full of algae will just soak up the nutrients that would otherwise be feeding algae or cyano in the display tank. So the stuff in the main tank will fade out.
     
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    Wow, interesting read.

    Where is the part about just dumping 100 hermit crabs and turbo snails in the tank?
     
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    O.K. so what kind of stuff do i need in my refugium besides algae to get rid of the stuff in the display tank?

    Danny
     
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    Thanks for that Matt. I will in the future. Need to get moving on that fuge then.
     
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    In my experience there are a few things which help with the slime-algae:

    1. Aggressive skimming (degassing, lower DOC)
    2. Aggressive use of kalkwasser (high ph)
    3. Changing old light bulbs (better spectra)
    4. Increased water current (almost always good)
    5. Water changes!! (never underestimate a good water change)

    These are, of course, not the only things which help, but they do help. Theil makes a good point when he says that they are a sign of something being out of whack.
    THERE IS NO "QUICK FIX"!!!

    ...Just my 2 cents...