it just won't go away! Help needed!

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Fernando77, Feb 10, 2014.

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  1. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    To get rid of the allergy I recommend zyrtec. As far as the cyano goes, Mr. Bill is spot on. I've been battling a bit myself and its almost gone. I was adding phosphates through LFS R/O water so I switched to distilled and what a difference. I syphon out the cyano I see when I do my water change every week. My phosphates have dropped from .008 to .002 in less than 3 weeks so switching water made a difference. I don't run any phosphate media. Every time I do a water change less cyano grows back so be patient.
     
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  3. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    OP- I do hope you get your cyano under control- been there, done that

    OFK- I'm glad you like your too. And I admit pulsing xenia is beautiful.
    In the OP's picture sure looks like xenia's to me in the bottom of the pic.

    I was kinda referring to reefers who have had it completely overrun their DT's, and read posts about using certain chemicals to eradicate it and their results.

    IMO- nearly an y softy can eventually take over things.
    That's why I gave away 2 large colonies of Palys.
    I still have green strped mushrooms that seem to grow up everywhere,
    An encrusting gorgonean that has really completely covered several large rocks, and my GSP that I keep in check- by giving whatever I can away whenever I can, isolating things, etc.
     
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  4. Fernando77

    Fernando77 Astrea Snail

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    Thanks for all the feedback. I am going to start attacking it today!!!
     
  5. Ashevillian

    Ashevillian Pajama Cardinal

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    remove the bioballs asap
     
  6. Fernando77

    Fernando77 Astrea Snail

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    They are gone. I removed them and turned the center chamber into a fuge.
     
  7. Ashevillian

    Ashevillian Pajama Cardinal

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    :) I eventually placed a 10g beneath my biocube and have a pvc diy overflow from a post mobile on 3reef did a few years back.. it was the best move i ever did for my biocube.

    how much do you feed, and what. i know i overfeed and it can lead to bristleworm populations and some cyano here and there... although ive never had that much cyano, just GHA the cyano seems to die off, or i just remove it manually during water changes, and its only in my refugium on the top layers of my chaeto ball
     
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  9. Fernando77

    Fernando77 Astrea Snail

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    I feed mysis every other day.
     
  10. Fernando77

    Fernando77 Astrea Snail

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    Thanks everyone....finally winning the battle!
     
  11. oldfishkeeper

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  12. Grog

    Grog Astrea Snail

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    It's going to take some time, nothing good happens quickly.