Will more LR decrease Cyano???

Discussion in 'Algae' started by bama, Dec 9, 2009.

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  1. GuitarMan89

    GuitarMan89 Giant Squid

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    Depending on the type of rock, yes, but lr itself won't impede the cyno, cyno requires nutrients in the water and as long as they are still there it will grow.
     
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  3. Otty

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    I would cut back feeding while you are gone. You also need to look at why your nutrient levels are so high.
     
  4. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    if it where me, I would add a packet of Seachems Purigen to your filter system for the 3 weeks your away
    This will help reduce nitrate levels and compensate to a degree for any bio load increase due to over feeding possibility

    IMHO - if you add Purigen and have just increased flow, you will probably come back to a very clean tank

    Steve
     
  5. johnmaloney

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    +1.....in the long run it may reduce nutrients available to the cyano, but in the short run the cyano moves quicker and will likely spread more rather than less with the new surface area.