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Cyanobacteria in the freshwater planted aquarium
Old 04-15-2013, 07:18 AM   #71
 
My new game plan for the cyano...

I am cycling a 20 tall right now, once it is done i will move fish over. Then treat the 6g with antibiotics with NO fish in the tank. Then I should be good to go with a QT tank.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:33 PM   #72
 
Well the cyano is STILL coming back, i can not seem to eliminate it. I plan to treat with antibiotic when there are no fish in the tank. Although i did read about treating with Peroxide...anyone else ever heard of or tried this?
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:42 PM   #73
 
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ok just to revist here and not to say I told you so but the blackout didn't work like some stated. the next thing I would do is keep the tank extremely clean and free of organics, also in crease surface agitation. this is going to take away major contributors to the cyano and you should start to see a clear up eventually. I would also feed lightly. the h2o2 can oxygenate the water but can alswo stress the plants if mixed too strong.

I would start with keeping tank clean enough to drink from and increasing surface agitation.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:42 PM   #74
 
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Well the cyano is STILL coming back, i can not seem to eliminate it. I plan to treat with antibiotic when there are no fish in the tank. Although i did read about treating with Peroxide...anyone else ever heard of or tried this?
Two weeks is not sufficient time to deal with cyanobacteria. It can take months.

The problem with antibiotics is that they can kill some (or all) plants. So wil hydrogen peroxide if dosed in the tank at any level sufficient to deal with cyano. And these things will seep into wood, rock, substrate and be problems later.

Not to mention that if the source of the cyano is not rectified, it will still return down the road.

I've been there, done that...as the saying goes.

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Old 04-26-2013, 06:50 PM   #75
 
So really, once my fish move to the other tank it would probably be easier for me to tear down a re-cycle it.

i've been keeping my filter on high, its rated for up to a 20g and its only a 6 gal tank. I am running lights no more than 8 hours a day. I reduced feeding to every other day. I don't know what else to do to "keep the tank clean enough to drink"

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Old 04-26-2013, 06:53 PM   #76
 
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personally I would try to just get it taken care of with the currecnt system. I know your feeling I had the same with some of my algae, are you always going to teardown when u run into cyano?

you have tried the blackout - it didn't work maybe atleast try what Byron and I suggested?
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:22 PM   #77
 
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So really, once my fish move to the other tank it would probably be easier for me to tear down a re-cycle it.

i've been keeping my filter on high, its rated for up to a 20g and its only a 6 gal tank. I am running lights no more than 8 hours a day. I reduced feeding to every other day. I don't know what else to do to "keep the tank clean enough to drink"
Reading back through this thread, it seems the initial issue was the lights on 24/7 and a buildup of nutrients. This clearly affected the biological balance, and that can take time to re-establish. The only successful way to do this is by targetting the source of the cyano--organics--and then letting the biological balance build properly. This is why I oppose any "quick-fix" which is at best only temporary.

I don't think more water movement has much to do with cyano. I have had it bad right at the filter return.

Not sure what else I can suggest. When i saw this in my 70g, I stopped fertilizing the plants, did a good 50-60% water change every week, deeply vacuuming into the substrate, and manually removing as much of the cyano as I could. It would begin returning a couple days later, so next week the same process. Went like this for 3 months, maybe 4. Then one week, none returned. About 2 months later, it did, so back to the same process, and in another month or two, gone, never to return. I've still no real idea as to why this happened only in this one of seven tanks; it was not heavily stocked with fish either. Temperature was high though, 80F (for the Chocolate Gourami), and I had crypts; I have read that these are commonly related.

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Old 04-27-2013, 09:42 AM   #78
 
yes the initial bloom happened after a long span of light. I have also concluded that most likely the cyano actually was transfered to my tank from the LFS. I had bought 2 plants there, and when i went back 2 weeks later that tank and at least 5 other all had cyano. I will just continue to clean. Hopefully i will have it under control again one day.

BC its growing on my fragile crypt parva would you suggest me to try spot treatment w/ peroxide and move those to the other tank? The CP is hard to find around here and i am not buying anything from that LFS again so i would like to keep it if at all possible.

Thanks again for all your help guys i really do appreciate it.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:11 AM   #79
 
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yes the initial bloom happened after a long span of light. I have also concluded that most likely the cyano actually was transfered to my tank from the LFS. I had bought 2 plants there, and when i went back 2 weeks later that tank and at least 5 other all had cyano. I will just continue to clean. Hopefully i will have it under control again one day.

BC its growing on my fragile crypt parva would you suggest me to try spot treatment w/ peroxide and move those to the other tank? The CP is hard to find around here and i am not buying anything from that LFS again so i would like to keep it if at all possible.

Thanks again for all your help guys i really do appreciate it.
I would not use any chemical. Aside from my previous reasons [detrimental to plants and fish], one must always remember that an aquarium is a very closed aquatic system. Water chemistry is very, very complex, as is the biology. Every time any substance is added to the water, no matter what it is, it has, or can have, "side effects" of some sort. The aim should always be stability, and the only way to achieve this and keep it is by not adding substances to the mix. Only what is absolutely necessary. This holds for medications too. The less that goes in the water, the better.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:38 AM   #80
 
less is more...i've heard that a lot about different things :)
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