Got some cyno bacteria in my tank

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  1. oliver

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    Iv got a small amount of cyno in my tank.This started after I put in phosphate remover and my phosphates dropped to 0.035 and my No3 level is still at 2.5 ppm.If I add in No3 absorber will it stop the cyno or should I start dosing with Red Sea Fish Pharm NoPox? All my other paramaters are normal ToC 26-28 c Ph 8.3 Alk 8
     
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  3. mo arabi

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    Just use chemi clean that's it nothing more. Your cyno will be gone in 48hours. Its around R290. But works awesome.
     
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    How old is your tank, cyano happens in pretty much every new tank after the cycle.
    No use chicking in chemicals wothoit knowing the cause.
     
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    Brown or red slime?

    Probably normal part of cycle unless you tank is more than 6 months old...

    Don't be to drastic but keep up with maintenance etc.
     
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    Red/purple coloured algae with slimy feel.Tank was started at the end of March.
     
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    Jip have the same algae as you, my tank was started end January, and still there!!
     
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    I also have in mine and I started my tank at the begining of June. What could be the cause and why should we not use chemi clean?
     
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    Chemi clean is a chemical, it's always better to try avoid putting chemicals in your tank and it's better to find the cause of the cyno and correct that. I believe people have used chemi clean without to much Ill effect still try use it as a final resort.

    The more experienced reefers will have a better explanation for you :)
     
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    So what do you recommend that I adjust to see what the cause may be?
     
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    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    Check if all your water parameters are normal, I've only had cyno when overdue for water changes or If I didn't use RO water.

    Other than water change feed less and increase water flow in tank.
     
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    cyano can be a couple of things. Overfeeding, not enough water flow. Even old T5 tubes. Inadequate filtration.

    Rather address the reasons than the result.
     
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