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jonwright
08/02/2013, 05:35 PM
So folks have said this is cyano. It's stringy with leaves and almost looks feathery. Now I'm new and a lot of stuff looks similar and be had cyano that looks like typical case. But this looks different. No bubbles. Snails don't look happy. Withdrawn in their shells and not active.

Dino?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sfmegdJBvU

smtank
08/02/2013, 05:42 PM
A lot of different types of Cyanobacteria. Looks more like Cyano to me.

Tank looks relatively new so I would check parameters SG, Ammonia.... to see if that is the issue with your snails.

Whiterabbitrage
08/02/2013, 05:48 PM
Yeah looks like Cyano. If the tank is new, chill out, it's just doing its thing. Wait it out.
It will go away on its own as long as all is well with your tank.
You can run a wet skim for a few days if you want to. That should get rid of it faster.
And you can do a water change and siphon some out. But it's nothing to worry about in a new tank.

degibson84
08/02/2013, 05:52 PM
cyano. I have it in my sump since im running an algae scrubber over it the lighting being on 16 hours a day causes the cyano. Mine grows the same way almost like strings of it coming off the rock

cloak
08/02/2013, 05:53 PM
So folks have said this is cyano. It's stringy with leaves and almost looks feathery. Now I'm new and a lot of stuff looks similar and be had cyano that looks like typical case. But this looks different. No bubbles. Snails don't look happy. Withdrawn in their shells and not active.

Dino?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sfmegdJBvU

Check these out.

http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/f6/marine-algae-club-129969-3.html

http://www.reefcleaners.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54&Itemid=60

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2095174&highlight=cynobacteria

HTH.

jonwright
08/04/2013, 08:18 AM
Thanks, guys. What's odd is that my skimmer has broken in (Reef Octopus 100SS) rated for 90 gal tank on a 44. For the past week I've had the skimmer turned up to where I"m getting very light greenish yellow skimmate and NOT the dark color most folks say you should see (never have).

I changed water Sunday, and up until now it was rather steady. This is the second day with full lights out on the tank, changed water last night and this AM is back just like it was before.

Is there something in the RODI water I buy from the pet store??? If this feeds on organics why would it come back right after a water change (no, I didn't feed the fish yesterday at all nor this morning, either).

Tank is roughly 2 months old (AFTER cycle), so yea, it's still kinda new.

Parms:

TANK (before water change): temp: 76.4-76.8, SG 1.024, 11 dKH, Ph @8.1 (not really sure on API test kit color), CA 440 mg/L

RODI 5 gal water preparation: SG 1.024, dKH 13, ph @8.1 (same as tank), CA 500 mg/L

Tank @30 min after water change: SG 1.024, dKH 12, ph @8.1 (same as all other samples best I can tell), 12 dKH, CA 440 mg/L

Stock: 2 turbo snails, 2 red hermits, 2 emerald crabs, 1 damsel, 1 fire fish.

I really don't think I'm overstocked. I put in a polyfilter and within the week it was light brown saying that there were organics.

GFO time??? Carbon???

Kinda figured my skimmer would be more effective if it IS organics in the water.

Now, my light is pretty cheap and is the full spectrum compact flourescent (don't recall brand right off). But was advertised for saltwater aquarium.

Just hang on and keep up the water changes? I think I can still use another single HOB for particulate stuff and filtering. Right now I don't have a sump or filter socks or anything. Maybe I've just too much detritus in the tank.