Originally Posted by Reefing Madness
Na, its all good guys. 32 pages of info is a bit to go through.
No chemicals were used Bryopsis is a clean tank algae.
I appreciate everyones help. This is a crazy long thread. I feel that its easier, for me at least, to keep this log open as Im still starting as its easy for me to keep all my questions and answers in one place. If this is not the way to go then let me know.
I dont mind going over it all again since there is alot here and "aint nobody got time for dat". One thing that reefing says is not correct though. I dosed the tank(about 30ml total) and took out rocks and dipped in hydrogen Peroxide. We tried everything else before That, including light out, and nothing worked.
Once they bryopsis was gone i did a lot of water changes, which started a small cycle, (ammonia and nitrites slightly visable). I let that clear up, added zoas and polyps and the two clowns then bam, cyano....
So substrate is Natures Ocean Samoa Pink. Its about 2inches deep. There are some bubbles that form against the glass on the front. I dont usualy disturb it but the snails do release some bubbles from timr to time
RSM 130 wich is a total of 34 Gallons. 29 In the DT. Flow is about 700gph
Reef cleaner CUC which is a maybe even more than what i need. They dont really touch the cyano.
Lighting is the standard RSM 130 + Additional Actinic Stunner strip (which i turned off right now, figured lowering lighting may help)
I use instant ocean salt Mixed in a fish only bucket only cleaned with vinegar
I use RO/DI and i just tested it. its 0 TDS where my tap is 286
And a quick timeline:
Tank setup end of october
LR added in november
Fought bryopis untill 1st week of January
Fish and CUC added a week or so after that.
I did have purigen, chemipure elite and Phosguard all in the tank. I DID NOT clean them. They were in there until last week and i took them out and they were nasty. I didnt replace them with new ones yet, but the cyano is still there. Thats the only thing I can think of.