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post #1 of 6 Old 07-26-2012, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Help! Cyanobacteria

It's taking over! Lol is there any proven way to get rid of it? I I have been using tap with instant ocean which I shouldn't be
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-26-2012, 10:22 PM
Chemipure Elite.
Phospban Reactor
PhosGuard
To name a few.
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-27-2012, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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I'm already running phosguard with no results :/
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post #4 of 6 Old 07-27-2012, 03:53 PM
Have you checked your posphates or silicates? How often do you change your phosguatd? Is it exhausted? If you have a lot in the system, this stuff is going to exhaust faster. Its only going to keep a stable system, stable at 0 once its already there.
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-29-2012, 06:14 AM
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I am going to make a comment that always causes a stir from experienced hobbyists, but has always worked for me in the past. Upon the first signs of cynobacteria:

1) increase water flow in the area.
2) increase alkalinity to 12-14 dkh.
3) maintain calcium at 400-460ppm, not dropping below 400ppm.

I have found this to work on multiple instances personally in my home aquariums.
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-29-2012, 11:35 AM
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I am going to make a comment that always causes a stir from experienced hobbyists, but has always worked for me in the past. Upon the first signs of cynobacteria:

1) increase water flow in the area.
2) increase alkalinity to 12-14 dkh.
3) maintain calcium at 400-460ppm, not dropping below 400ppm.

I have found this to work on multiple instances personally in my home aquariums.
I couldn't argue with any of that, but the ALK seems really high for my taste, other than that. Good stuff.
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