Thread: Algae on gravel
08-21-2012, 12:19 AM #11
Once again, cyano is not an algae but a bacteria. Some treat it with an antibiotic and others just try to clean most of it out by hand. An antibiotic will destroy your cycle in the filter.
08-21-2012, 01:39 AM #12Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
Though I have to say that with the fish/plants ratio I have filter might not be necessary at all because plants absorb any available nitrogen immediately. So it is possible that I just didn't notice filter die-out.Rita,
08-27-2012, 04:28 AM #13
Actually, I am glad to hear that because I also used Maracyn once myself with no problem of a loss in my cycle but it was insisted that I was wrong and it would. So I take the high road now to make sure people know that it "might".
There are two different kinds of antiobiotics, as well. The gram negative and gram positive. Maracyn 2 is the gram negative. Not sure as that makes a difference.
But I am happy to hear you had no problem using the Maracyn either. Rather confirms my own experience.
09-10-2012, 03:09 AM #14
I believe the cyano killed off my cories.
I noticed my cories would not swim towards the front of the tank where most of the cyano was. A week later they died off one by one. All other fish in tank are fine. I just took out most of the gravel and replaced it. Sucks.27 gallon Marineland cube freshwater:
4 Cory Catfish
10 Red Eye Tetras
4 neon tetras
1 Balloon Ram
1 Bolivian Ram
15 gallon brackish:
1 Figure 8 Puffer