View Full Version : Algae or Cyano?

08/25/2006, 11:48 PM
Can someone please help me with this stuff. I cant tell if its cyano or algae. Tank has been set up for about 2 months after a move and its just gone nuts. I cant seem to get rid of it. I can pull it out with my hands. Please see my pic in my gallery. Thanks!

08/25/2006, 11:51 PM
(1) New tanks will almost always have algae blooms in the first few months...

(2) You can always check out a good cleanup crew of crabs, snails, etc...

(3) or your best bet is to setup a refuguim (few benefits below)...
- Place for algae to grow
- removes nitrate, nitrite, and phosphates
- safehaven for small critters (cocepods, starfish, etc...)
- Natural food source of tangs and other algae eaters

08/26/2006, 12:36 AM
Definately cyano.

08/26/2006, 12:37 AM

08/26/2006, 01:14 AM
wow the other guys know so much with so little details

i have never pulled cyano out with my hands lol

if we dont know more how can they help you

08/26/2006, 05:27 AM
Those pics are def. cyano.

08/26/2006, 10:56 AM
Well i was just looking for an identification on the stuff so I can figure out how to treat it. Im thinking my di filter is bad, that may be the culprit. Thanks