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Old 03-24-2013, 10:24 PM   #351
 
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Well here it is after a week. I can tell there is less cyano. But its still there. Hmm... just wonder if there is anything else I can do to ditch this junk.

This is really wet. So I guess I need to turn it down some? Anyway, its 100x times more then the stock skimmer produced in a week.

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Old 03-25-2013, 06:39 AM   #352
 
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Yeah, turn it down a little. It needs to froth more, not be as liquidy.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:59 PM   #353
 
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Please someone share words of encouragement as I’m about to cry.

I need a game plan. I’m wet skimming for the most part, getting it a little dryer every few days as it breaks in. I’m convinced it’s working and making a large difference. The cyano takes a few extra days to really kick in now, but by Friday (after a WC on the Sunday before) it’s pretty much covered its usual rocks and sand.
The way I see it I have 4 options. Here they are and here are my concerns. Please weigh in.

1. WC Sunday and Wednesday/Thursday. 4 gallons each time. Which is about %13. Concern – Starting a Mini cycle as it happened when I was treating the bryopsis.
2. Lights out for a few days. Concern – Zoas and Yellow Star Polyps. I lost polyps and zoas anyway due to cyano growing on it. So it’s only about $15 worth of coral now. I would just throw them under the T8 in my qt and if they make it they make it. If not, oh well.
3. Hydrogen Peroxide Rock by rock again. It will kill ALL of the cyano I’m sure. Concern- this may have caused my issue in the first place
4. Nuke and start over. Concern………….I have to nuke and start over lol

Please tell me it’s OK and one day I’ll have pretty corals like everyone else L
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:17 AM   #354
 
I can't for the life of me figure out what's going on. I had a small cyano outbreak about about a month and a half ago. I really didn;t do anything and it has cleared up on it's own. What seems strange is that your using RO/DI water where I'm just using treated tapwtaer. I wish you the best in this battle. I know it's got to be frustrating to say the least.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:19 AM   #355
 
While "nuke and start over" may become more tempting everyday, I assume you don't have another tank to place your livestock in. It may be worth taking out the rock and adding new rock, and maybe change 1/2 the sand out. Out with the old and in with the new. It should all balance in time but this has been ongoing for sometime. Keep us posted.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:14 PM   #356
 
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Good news I think. I killed the lights last week for a few days and did a nice WC. I also replaced my IO salt with Reef Crystals. I think all this pink and green stuffs is good coralline as it does not brush off. But I also have a diatom boom. Opinions please

















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Old 04-11-2013, 08:15 PM   #357
 
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:49 PM   #358
 
Sure looks a lot better. Looks like pink and green coralline to me. Fingers crossed for ya!
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:13 AM   #359
 
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Pink and green look like coraline. And a diatom bloom is a good thing. Keep up the good work!
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:59 AM   #360
 
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Ahhhhhhh Im freaking out, super excited. If all goes well and parameters are correct I'm heading to the Big LFS on the 28th. Hopefully for some LPS!
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