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Old 12-02-2010, 09:03 AM   #21
 
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Oh boy, Kym. It's obviously been some time since I took a good look at the forum. I had no idea you were dealing with this. I hope by replacing a majority of the plants, along with your pwc's, it will be gone quickly. Bummer you're dealing with this. A hardscape would be beuatiful too! I jsut saw some recent pictures of hardscapes and WOW, stunning!
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:06 AM   #22
 
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Oh boy, Kym. It's obviously been some time since I took a good look at the forum.
If I had a brand new puppy I wouldn't be on here too much either!! You need to go into "off topics" and create a thread, just for Abbey!
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:17 AM   #23
 
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Ack! I wish I had seen this before you tossed your plants!

A little bit of a trade secret, but 'medicating' your tank with Maracyn will remove cyanobacteria no problem. You use Maracyn for 3 days in a row, at the end of each day do a 50% water change, and then go back to a normal water change regiment (so it would look like dose Maracyn, next day water change, dose maracyn, next day water change, dose maracyn, next day water change then normal water changes).

Then your cyano will be gone and will never come back in that tank setup.

However, hardscape only layouts are some of my favorite and are beautiful layouts.
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:30 AM   #24
 
If you cut it in half and use the cut ends as the area of contact for the gravel you might be able to get it to look like the wood is comming out of the gravel and the other half of it is buried instead of cut.
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:38 AM   #25
 
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Ack! I wish I had seen this before you tossed your plants!

A little bit of a trade secret, but 'medicating' your tank with Maracyn will remove cyanobacteria no problem. You use Maracyn for 3 days in a row, at the end of each day do a 50% water change, and then go back to a normal water change regiment (so it would look like dose Maracyn, next day water change, dose maracyn, next day water change, dose maracyn, next day water change then normal water changes).

Then your cyano will be gone and will never come back in that tank setup.

However, hardscape only layouts are some of my favorite and are beautiful layouts.
Treat with Maracyn with my shoal of Discus in the tank?? I think I would have been too afraid to chance it. My Discus are me *babies* (shhh-don't tell my other fish) But it does make perfect sense as far as the cyano, since it is a bacteria and Maracyn is a bacterial medication.
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:39 AM   #26
 
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If you cut it in half and use the cut ends as the area of contact for the gravel you might be able to get it to look like the wood is comming out of the gravel and the other half of it is buried instead of cut.
Great tip, thanks!!!
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:39 AM   #27
 
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LOL, I just did. Posted two pictures of her. Couldn't post a .bmp for some reason. Stinks, because I love that one.

Oh, and thanks for understanding and an even bigger thank you for all your help!!!!

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Old 12-02-2010, 09:45 AM   #28
 
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LOL, I just did. Posted two pictures of her. Couldn't post a .bmp for some reason. Stinks, because I love that one.

Oh, and thanks for understanding and an even bigger thank you for all your help!!!!
Can you resave the .bmp to a different format? No thanks required as it's what I'm here for!!
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:06 AM   #29
 
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So stupid of me, I didn't even think of that!! Just posted her in her Phillies jersey LOL
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Old 12-05-2010, 03:14 PM   #30
 
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Kymmie, I just had a Cyano issue myself in MY "baby" tank. It's angels and my bolivian ram pair. I just did a lights out for three days. The lights have been back on for three now and normally, three days after a thorough vacuuming the Cyano is back to visible levels. At worst, I've set it back big time. It doesn't require any medication and my plants seem to have not minded a bit.

I'd try that in a tank with sensitive fish like the Discus before doing anything that involved chemicals. Just my two cents.
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