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post #11 of 16 Old 09-02-2011, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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Still seeing the bacteria growing, and note sure why. We have changed to R/O water and added more flow and scrubbed off the rocks, it's not growing as fast but still growing. Feeding is only every other day so don't think over feeding is the issues. Any other thoughts???
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post #12 of 16 Old 09-02-2011, 11:12 AM
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Flow, flow,flow. I used tap water for years and never had Cyano. Trates through the roof, and no Cyano. IMO, flow has 90% to do with this. And I don't believe that what you have is moving quite enough water.

So Reef, you use tap water and I am assuming a dechloronater for your SW use?
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So Reef, you use tap water and I am assuming a dechloronater for your SW use?
Used to. Not anymore. RO/DI now.
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Used to. Not anymore. RO/DI now.

As you know, I will have a 30g tall bowfront. When I first start up my tank, and let it cycle a long time before adding soft corals, inverts, and fish (obviously not at the same time); would I be safe to use tap water and just add dechlorinate and let it cycle with carbon filter and live rock until everything reaches 0 (ammonia,nitrates)?
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How do u know it is cynobacteria or etc., have u seen under the microscope and identified it,or can u give some idea that how to identify cynobacteria.
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post #16 of 16 Old 09-04-2011, 12:30 PM
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As you know, I will have a 30g tall bowfront. When I first start up my tank, and let it cycle a long time before adding soft corals, inverts, and fish (obviously not at the same time); would I be safe to use tap water and just add dechlorinate and let it cycle with carbon filter and live rock until everything reaches 0 (ammonia,nitrates)?
I'd have to say no. Have you tested your tap water to see what it contains? the fish won't have an issue with the water once its been dechlored but corals have a hard time with it. Some Softies will do ok because they like Trates and Phosphates. Unless I read wrong and your just going to use the tap water to cycle your tank, then by all means, that won't hurt anything.
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