07-29-2012, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Pasfur
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.