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Nanobros
06/28/2016, 02:00 PM
How do you get rid of Cyanobacteria??
I have a 14 gallon Biocube it has been running for 5 weeks now. 1 clown fish feed him 2 times a day no pellets fall to the ground and I have 4 corals.
Is there any fish or invert that eats it?
Chemicals??

Fourstars
06/28/2016, 02:25 PM
Just let it run its course. watch the feeding and get enough corals and or macro algae to compete for the nutrients. do you use RO/DI unit?

Nanobros
06/28/2016, 02:45 PM
No I get RO gallon jugs from the local store

Nanobros
06/28/2016, 02:46 PM
Just let it run its course. watch the feeding and get enough corals and or macro algae to compete for the nutrients. do you use RO/DI unit?



No I get RO water from the local store

jraker
06/28/2016, 04:05 PM
You should really get your own RO/DI water. RO water isn't enough, because it does still have a few TDS in it. You really do not know what those few TDS are, so you are better off using a RO/DI system to get 0 TDS water.

How long is your lighting schedule? It should be 8 hours. You can do a 3 day blackout with no lights on at all on the tank. It is very effective at getting rid of cyano.

Also, what are your nitrates and phosphates?

Nanobros
06/28/2016, 05:49 PM
You should really get your own RO/DI water. RO water isn't enough, because it does still have a few TDS in it. You really do not know what those few TDS are, so you are better off using a RO/DI system to get 0 TDS water.

How long is your lighting schedule? It should be 8 hours. You can do a 3 day blackout with no lights on at all on the tank. It is very effective at getting rid of cyano.

Also, what are your nitrates and phosphates?



Nitrates are 0 and phosphates are 0. Just did a water change today. I do a 9 hours lighting schedule. But what about my corals don't they need lighting?

jraker
06/28/2016, 06:12 PM
They will be fine for three days without light. A lot of people use it as a very effective way to help get rid of cyano.

ric167
06/28/2016, 06:49 PM
you should take a read on this thread it will help

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2279039

ric167
06/28/2016, 09:02 PM
you should take a read on this thread it will help

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2279039

Nanobros
06/28/2016, 10:01 PM
you should take a read on this thread it will help



http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2279039



Ok thanks!

abus500
07/03/2016, 02:26 AM
I've used Chemiclean. It gets rid of it in a few days, but can't seem to get rid of them for good.

rags111875
07/13/2016, 02:32 PM
Chemiclean worked great for me until i had my fuge up. Now, i keep the light over my fuge on 24x7 and let the algae grow in there- i do manual algae removal every week with a turkey baster.
The sand and rocks in my DT are now clean, require no vacuuming any more.

d2mini
07/14/2016, 02:04 PM
How do you get rid of Cyanobacteria??
I have a 14 gallon Biocube it has been running for 5 weeks now. 1 clown fish feed him 2 times a day no pellets fall to the ground and I have 4 corals.
Is there any fish or invert that eats it?
Chemicals??

Your tank is still going through it's cycle, even if denitrification has occurred.
Let things run their course. Nothing good happens fast in this hobby.

If you are still having problems 6 months from now, then there is a deeper issue at play.