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Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by MichelleVDM, 11 May 2014.

  1. MichelleVDM

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    What is your opinions on this product?
     
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    irie ivan MASA Contributor

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    Why do you want to use it? i would strongly advise against using it to fight cyano.
    There are better ways... More work and time consuming than simply dumping a chemical in your tank, but a lot less risky;)
     
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    Irie, please assist with info on other methods?
     
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    If you plan on using it, follow instructions very carefully, when they say aerate the tank, it means the main tank. The skimmer will also go crazy. I have used it before with success, but your cyano will return if you do not find the reason for cyno outbreaks.
    Cyano is a photosynthetic bacteria.
    There are various reasons for having it in your tank. Overfeeding, high undissolved organics and low DT flow are the main culprits. I have even heard that high temp swings can cause it, but this is purely anecdotal.

    Try increase your flow, reduce your feeding and dose with "good bacteria" to fight the cyano bacteria. Products like prodibio, microblift and stability are all great bacterial additives.

    You can siphon it out with some successive and small water changes (this, I find, worked the best for me), try not blow the cyano off the rocks as this might increase it's spread.

    Again, be careful when using chemiclean.

    In time, it will subside, be patient.
     
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    I would strongly advise against using it!

    Follow Carlos advise.

    Things to do:

    Add more flow
    Keep your temperature constant
    Reduce your feeding
    Ensure NO3, NO2 and phosphates are close to 0
     
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    Don't do it ... I know I wouldn't .
    I have heard of one or two horror stories a short while ago

    Rather solve the cause than try and remedy the symptoms
    how is the flow and what are the parameters ?
     
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    Not familiar with your system, so difficult to give tank specific advice.
    As the others mentioned, focus on eradicating the cause (nutrients, insufficient flow, excessive CO2 and possibly incorrect light spectrum.
    Employ nutrient removal techniques like ORCA biocubes and Phosphate removal mediaz
     
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