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    cyano (curse!)

    My test result's , however still having Cyano outbreaks.

    01-25-2013 - Aquarium -
    Ammonia (NH3-4) =. 0
    Nitrite (N02) = 0.004
    Phosphate (PO4) = 0.02
    Nitrate (NO3). =. 1
    Silica (Sio2-3) =. 0.8
    Potassium (K). =. 441
    Ionic Calcium (CA). =. 126
    Molybdenum (Mo). =. 0.1
    Strontium (Sr). =. 8.1
    Magnesium (Mg). =. 1350
    Iodine (I). =. 0.05
    Copper (Cu). = 0.02
    Alkalinity (meq/L). =. 3.8
    Total Calcium (Ca). =. 500


    Tank:
    230 gal display with 125 gal sump
    4 - MP40 Vortech pumps and 1 - MP60
    3 are mounted low and 2 are mounted a little higher, great flow
    Feeding 3 frozen cubes per day, I have 13 fish
    Running a phosphate reactor using BRS high capacity GFO, I change it monthly
    I do 10% water changes weekly and sypon Cyano out weekly with water change.

    I been reading some forums, Keep skimmer cup clean more often and clean skimmer body once a month. Watch feeding frozen food.

    Any other suggestions?




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    What kind of lighting do you use?

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    Radion XR30 LED's run in natural mode
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    Have u treated with Chemicals yet?

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    It doesn't take much for cyano to take off in your tank. It usually will only grow where there are dead spots with little to no flow. I had a big outbreak last year but after I removed it and moved my returns around it hasn't come back. I get a little here and there by nothing major.

    Can you post pics of it at its worst?

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    I had no luck with Ultra Life Red Slime Removal. Will post picture tomorrow
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    Slime remover worked great for me one dose and it was gone three years and counting
    Did u turn off your protien skimmer when u treated it?

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    Water movement should not be an issue, how long is lighting? Are you using ro/di? What is your live stock? Clean up crew like? Your feeding seems to be heavy to me? Do you rinse the food before you feed?

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    LED's are 2 months old and I don't rinse the frozen food
    13 small fish, however one large hippo tang.

    500 Cerith Snail
    30 Blue Leg Hermit Crab
    20 Astrea Snails
    1 Halloween Hermit crab
    25 Peppermint shrimps
    5 Nassarius Snails
    1 urchin

    I took this picture today, before I change my water and syphon as much as I can of the Cyano out.

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    Just some background information. I setup this current tank December 2010 with establish rock. The proceeding year's the tank did well all SPS grew well, however about 7 months ago the SPS started turning white and I determine it was because of low salinity and a parasite. (Long story! but parasite was killed off) I determined at that time to do a major overall to my live rock (it's been in all my tanks so 8 + years)
    I added over 150 pounds of rock that was outside in the sun for months and then pressured washed, then cycle for 3 months. Since then I have I started seeing small amounts of Cyano. So I tested for phosphates and had some high readings. Which I control now religiously with GFO. Then religious water changes with syphoning of the Cyano, and adjusting my flow. However I'm not winning the battle. There are different views about treating with chemicals and I always lean towards a more natural approach.

    PS: I use RO/DI water and I change the filters every 6-8 months.
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