12-02-2010, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Francis Xavier
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.