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    Thanks for all the tips guys!!

    I will start to implement them tomorrow.

    I think I want a bigger tank!!

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    It's of my opinion that Cyanobacteria never goes away until you've killed it with antibiotics. I've dealt with my fair share of the stuff when I was getting my 75gal underway. Fixed my lighting problem - cut down to 8hrs a day and added more natural 6500k lights. I do a 50% water change every week... have since the beginning. I cut my feedings down to once per day from twice a day. I also removed all of the BGA I could, manually.

    At first this appeared to be working, but it eventually came back and started to take over the tank little by little. It got on the plants, all over my rocks, and on some parts of the sand.

    The only thing that worked for me... and it got rid of it for good was BGA Remover.

    It only took one dosing of this and BGA was gone forever within 2-3 days. Also, it's beneficial bacteria safe.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

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    +1 to the above

    I had very similar experiences.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL=""]

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    Thanks Kevin

    I did a good cleaning tonight but not able to get it all.

    I have actually been trying to find that product in Canada to avoid hassles at the border.

    I think I want a bigger tank!!

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    Thanks Cliff

    You snuck in while I was typing.

    I think I want a bigger tank!!

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    Join Date
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    Happy Christmas - MuckyFish thanks for advising on vegetables for my kribs! so here is a discus - ScottishFish You help a lot - PhillipOrigami For the bank account, and thx for the rep - Cliff beautiful discus! - Crispy 
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    I too had issues with BGA comming back all the time (even with weekly 100% water changes and mid week 50% W/C) until I got my nitrates under 1 ppm; since then it has never come back. The scrubber does the trick (and helps with the phosphates but that substance does not seem as critical after running some tests with higher levels.)
    Knowledge is fun(damental)

    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

    For Fishless cycling:

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    Antibiotics worked for me. Be sure to use one for gram negative bacteria. Increasing water flow also helps to prevent cyanobacteria.
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    "There is no right way to do the wrong thing." - KingFisher "Only bad things happen fast in this hobby" - Cliff

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    I just found a small spot of it in my tank on one of the rocks. May need to scale lighting back a smidge. Seems like it could be food settling in that spot on the rock though.

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    I ordered up the ultralife algae remover, and then I think I will add an air pump and bubler to stir things up a bit.

    I'll let you know how it goes once I receive it.

    I think I want a bigger tank!!

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    Good luck! I think you'll be pleased with the results.
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