08-27-2007, 10:48 PM
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I've managed to keep my tank down to about 10 hours of light now, instead of the 15.5 before and cut back on the amount of food I'm feeding my ocellaris clown, yellow tailed blue damsel, large red hermit and lone peppermint shrimp. I'm now only feeding them twice a day which is 2 small shavings of a frozen shrimp preparation, a very small, fine sprinkling of tropical fish flake and a couple of shrimp pellets per day. This all in a 55 gallon tank, mind you. Since I've done this (and I do know that cyano is NOT a true algae), I've seen a dramatic drop off in the stuff. The red hermit is also doing his part with the almost black cyano on the live sand. He has pretty much tore it apart and filtered through it all.
I'm hoping that with the addition of a Hydor Koralia #2 to increase the water current, this will finally take care of this crap.
Thanks for all the assists in the matter, and I welcome all comments.