Top 3 ways of dealing with cyano

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Billme, Jul 12, 2014.

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  1. RoloSaez

    RoloSaez Millepora

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    Battling it again now. My tank has a lot of flow. The reason it surfaced in my tank is due to the Engineer Gobies digging up old stuff in the sand bed. I just replaced my GFO and syphoned most of it. So hopefully it will be cleared soon. In my experience lights out does work. When ever I get it I starve it by turning the lights out for a few days.
     
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  3. Pickupman66

    Pickupman66 Tassled File Fish

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    I have battled it immensely over the years. At times curing the cause and still having that yuck. Unfortunately some transfered to my new tank. I just treated my system with chemiclean. Worked wonderfully.
     
  4. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    Have you had any problems with sps or lps with the lights out? Does it usually stay gone for a while after this treatment?
     
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    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    Have you used chemclean before? Any problems following the treatment? How well did the treatment last?
     
  6. Pickupman66

    Pickupman66 Tassled File Fish

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    First time treating with it. You can't tell I used it except no cyano at all in tank.
     
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  7. RoloSaez

    RoloSaez Millepora

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    I was planning on the chemiclean route. I don't have many corals so the lights out method for me works just fine. I have a finger leather, Green Star Polyps, and a frogspawn that's hurting. That's all I have for coral at the time being.
     
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  9. Rhoads238

    Rhoads238 Spaghetti Worm

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    I had a massive outbreak of cyano a few months after i started up my system. For me manually removing it every day by syphoning it into a filter sock in the sump. I was also running gfo at the time. worked like a charm.
     
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    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    Sounds like a good solution
     
  11. oceanfreak09

    oceanfreak09 Plankton

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    Billme, you said its mainly on your sandbed now. Have you ever had or thought of having a diamond goby? I keep one in every tank that has a sandbed. They are a must have for me! because of the amazing job they do gilling the substrate. Only thing is they can be jumpers so there is a chance of them jumping out of your tank if you dont have a glass/screen top or have something along the sides to make sure they land back in your tank.I'll include a picture of mine for i.d. purposes. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  12. Todd_Sails

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    Scott! (oceanfreak), Welcome to 3Reef!!

    As far as cyano, I'm still waiting for my 180 which was a transfer from my 125 to get some! It's been about a month, and so far, so good. I had over 150g of new SW, and new CC thin bed on the bottom.

    When I had it in my 125, I pretty much used the methods described, mostly better flow, increasing Chaeto, some WC's, some lights off, and it settled down and left.

    Nice thread btw