What the Heck?

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Nightstick, Sep 23, 2009.

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  1. Nightstick

    Nightstick Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Someone please tell me what this is and how to get rid of it? I have a huge CUC and my parameters are pretty good.
     

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  3. unclejed

    unclejed Whip-Lash Squid

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    That, my friend, is Cyano bacteria and must be delt with. A phosphate reactor is in order (if not already in use) and a little over feeding could be a source. Parameters are not the issue, nutrients are. You may not be doing anything really terrible it is just that some tanks create more nutrients than others. Are you employing a protein skimmer?
     
  4. Nightstick

    Nightstick Purple Spiny Lobster

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    I just switched a new protein skimmer, a CPR Bak Pak 2R+ so it handles a larger load but as of right now I am seeing less skim! I also tend to overfeed....
     
  5. sean_p_f

    sean_p_f Sea Dragon

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    your skimmer is probably still breaking in. shorten the feedings and the light cycle and give it some time
     
  6. johnmaloney

    johnmaloney 3reef Sponsor

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    brush it off the coral, your cuc will likely eat i where it ends up, they tend to not walk on the branches of a gorg (?) looking for a meal, especially if you have snails. For that little amount just manually clean it.
     
  7. bioreefdude

    bioreefdude Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    good luck dont wait too long