Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal

  AC news is a part of
      Nature Blog Network

      Reef Aquarium Blog

Privacy & Ad Policy

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 25
  1. #1

    Default Cyano frustration


    0 Not allowed!
    After weekely water changes, constant cyano harvesting, and glass scraping for a month, I STILL can't get rid of this pesky cyano. I am thinking about moving all of my corals to a bucket, and brushing off all of my LR in a bucket of fresh water. Would this harm my rock?
    Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can pay the rent.

  2. #2

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Sorry Drum I am not familiar with Saltwater tanks <shame on me!> But is it not possible to blacken out the tank for 1 week? In freshwater tanks you get black binliners and tape of the entire tank so no light can get in and leave the lights off for a week...this usually kills the cyano fast as they thrive on light. Just a case of vacuuming the dead cyano as soon as the week is over.
    My own Fish Blog
    Small Fish for Small Tanks

    'The measure of kindness is that you are kind without measure'

  3. #3

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Fishalicious
    Sorry Drum I am not familiar with Saltwater tanks <shame on me!> But is it not possible to blacken out the tank for 1 week? In freshwater tanks you get black binliners and tape of the entire tank so no light can get in and leave the lights off for a week...this usually kills the cyano fast as they thrive on light. Just a case of vacuuming the dead cyano as soon as the week is over.

    I don't think I could do that, becuase I have corals in the tank, and that wouldn't be good for them. I have cut back my lighting by 2 hours a day though.
    Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can pay the rent.

  4. #4

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Drum,
    'Tain't just light that's feeding your cyano; it's something in your water, either high Nitrate (doubtful) or high Phosphate (probable). Gotta eliminate the cause as the 'cure' of turning off the light doesn't mean you won't have a cyano plague again after you turn them on again. And I hate to tell you this buddy if you had EXTENDED your lighting period instead of diminishing it, you'd have an easier time with it. More light = faster growth = eventual diminishing of whatever has been feeding it.
    You can speed it up by using one of those iron oxide pelleted products to remove the Phosphate down to NSW levels. Need a bag and a little canister for best removal.
    Long as you have the over NSW levels of Phosphate you'll be battling forms of undesirable algae for what will seem like eons.

    Dave
    When a finger points to the moon, the imbecile looks at the finger.

    Omnia mutantur nihil interit.

    The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go

  5. #5

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    If you have high phospates causing the Cyano then lengthening the light will cause a complete explosion... faster growth through higher lighting will not diminish cyano at all...it is not an algae that is competing with the other contents of the tank but a bacteria - it multiplies through photosynthesis so the higher the light the more it explodes.

    Test you PO4 if that is high lower it....if you cannot dim or put the lights out you will need to manually remove the cyano daily and change water frequently... there are also antibiotics which can be used but as I mentioned before I am not familiar with salt water.

    Cyano is a common pest in tanks that are just starting up or have only been running for 2-3 months even when all the parameters are ok.
    My own Fish Blog
    Small Fish for Small Tanks

    'The measure of kindness is that you are kind without measure'

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    edmonton, alberta, canada
    Posts
    30,517

    Awards Showcase

    god im hungry - cocoa_pleco You make me laugh! - Drumachine09 And lots of pizza too! lol - Chrona wish i had some of this to drink right now - cocoa_pleco DAAAAAM, this drink looks good - cocoa_pleco 
    There. Thats better. - Drumachine09 maybe one day we can enjoy one of these - sergo Congrats you recived a RAK gift enjoy! - DemonShark RAK - DemonShark RAK - DemonShark 
    Cheers! - Nick_Pavlovski Since Wendy's is only open 4 hours! - aliz340 For Your Help And Friendship - MeganL3985 Hope you a good time in Germany - alizee340 Good to have you back around the forum! - Nick_Pavlovski 
    Thanks....you could use some Luck with your fish too! - **AquaQueen** I'm baking today and figured I'd share...Thanks for helping whne it's needed! - **AquaQueen** Back at you, CP! - Dave66 You send me fruit I send you pizza!! LOL!! - 2manyfish a fish for the new 5.5g salt! lol - cocoa_pleco 
    Graves Disease - Lymphedema - Men's Health - Pro Choice - Prostate Cancer - Scleroderma - Thyroid Disease - Trisomy 18 - cocoa_pleco Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - cocoa_pleco Adoptee - Bone Cancer - Child Exploitation and Abuse - Hope and Support - Peace - Retinoblastoma - Right to Life - Student Sexual Assault - cocoa_pleco Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - cocoa_pleco World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - cocoa_pleco 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - cocoa_pleco Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - cocoa_pleco Childhood Cancer - cocoa_pleco Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - cocoa_pleco 

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Have you been using RO water for filling the tank/water changes? If not, chances are your tapwater contains high phospates and thats causing the cyano.

  7. #7

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Drum, I can feel your pain. My tank is going through the Cyano stage of the maturation process of the tank. I talked to my LFS a wee or so ago and they told me that I wasn't alone, everyone that had been coming in was having cyano issues. Even my LFS has some cyano growing in their tanks.
    Considering a Marine Aquarium? A Breakdown of the Components, Live Rock, Cycling a Marine Tank

    "The capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill; The WILLINGNESS to learn is a choice." - Unknown

  8. #8

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I have been using RO water. I found a store that sells it. They go in the back to fill it up, so is it possible that they are pulling my leg, and selling me tap water. RO water shouldn't have Phosphates, should it?
    Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can pay the rent.

  9. #9

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Drumachine09
    I have been using RO water. I found a store that sells it. They go in the back to fill it up, so is it possible that they are pulling my leg, and selling me tap water. RO water shouldn't have Phosphates, should it?
    Not if its pure RO water.
    CORRECTED video of my fish. This link works. For sure. Really.

    Tanks:
    20g long: 4 panda cories, 1 honey gourami, 1 apistogramma borellii, 1 male cacatuoides
    20g High: 3 bolivian rams, 12 rasboras
    8g hex: empty
    5g: empty

  10. #10

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Incredulous_Ed
    Not if its pure RO water.


    Hmmm, perhaps I should start going to the LFS all the way across town to get water then. Its 15 miles away, but as long as im not getting shafted on my water, then its worth it.
    Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can pay the rent.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •