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    I don't know what to do

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    Originally Posted by Michael View Comment
    I feel your pain Abril, I would suggest a 50% water change back to back and turn the rocks over so the light doesn't get to them, that will stop the bryopsis, cut down on feeding as well and change your lamps over the tank for new bulbs, this will help the cyano, however to beat cyano you need to run phosban in a sock dropped in your cube for 1 day only then change it the next day and then the next to ensure there is no phos in the tank, don't run carbon whilst your doing this and cut down your light on times to just 6 hours a day when the new bulbs (lamps) have been replaced, let me know when you have done this and I will guide you through the next stage, I have been there and know it is horrible and difficult, but it can be beaten following a strict routine of maintenance

    Kind Regards

    your friend Mike
    Thank you so much Mike!
    I hope i don't jinx myself by saying they look much better. I tried chemi clean too amongst the other suggestions.
    I should take pictures of the difference as the days go along.
    We have also been raising the magnesium 20ppm per day to get to 100ppm, this is supposed to strangle out the byropsis. I'm also doing the above things, and also manually removing as much as i can. It helps much to know that others have been tis frustrated too.
    Posted 08/06/2012 at 08:41 PM by IridescentLily IridescentLily is offline
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    I don't know what to do

    I feel your pain Abril, I would suggest a 50% water change back to back and turn the rocks over so the light doesn't get to them, that will stop the bryopsis, cut down on feeding as well and change your lamps over the tank for new bulbs, this will help the cyano, however to beat cyano you need to run phosban in a sock dropped in your cube for 1 day only then change it the next day and then the next to ensure there is no phos in the tank, don't run carbon whilst your doing this and cut down your light on times to just 6 hours a day when the new bulbs (lamps) have been replaced, let me know when you have done this and I will guide you through the next stage, I have been there and know it is horrible and difficult, but it can be beaten following a strict routine of maintenance

    Kind Regards

    your friend Mike
    Posted 08/01/2012 at 02:48 PM by Michael Michael is offline
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    Area 51 is getting bigger, and bigger, and bigger

    Here's what Area 51 looks like a month or so later.
    Posted 06/22/2012 at 07:28 PM by IridescentLily IridescentLily is offline
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    Cyano, i'm finally rid of you

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    Originally Posted by ASERT View Comment
    I'm currently battling cyano and though it has managed to stop growing on my rocks it is still showing up on my sand. I have 1 Vortech in my 40 gal. breeder and it's growing the most on the sand just below it. Th top of it. Any suggestions or tips?
    Hi. sure. It sounds like more of a nutrient issue then lighting or not enough flow because it sounds like the vortech is picking up alot of detritus (because it's strong), and whatever is left settles close by it...right underneath it.
    1. Do you vacuum your sandbed when doing a water change?
    2. What mode is your vortech on? Have you tried the wave mode?
    3. Do you feed? If so, what do you feed them, and how often?
    4. what kind of wattage are your phoenix bulbs?
    Thanks.
    Posted 06/22/2012 at 07:01 PM by IridescentLily IridescentLily is offline
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    Cyano, i'm finally rid of you

    I'm currently battling cyano and though it has managed to stop growing on my rocks it is still showing up on my sand. I have 1 Vortech in my 40 gal. breeder and it's growing the most on the sand just below it. The rest of my sand has some what of a brownish color top of it. Any suggestions or tips?
    Posted 06/16/2012 at 05:26 PM by ASERT ASERT is offline
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    now what is he in

    If you get the chance i highly recommend them
    Posted 06/01/2012 at 11:26 PM by IridescentLily IridescentLily is offline
    Updated 06/07/2012 at 01:11 PM by IridescentLily
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    now what is he in

    Makes me want to get a yellow goby!
    Posted 05/31/2012 at 03:08 PM by icecool217 icecool217 is offline
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    now what is he in

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    Originally Posted by Merrell056 View Comment
    I love the first picture! Gobies are my favorite SW fish. Have you named him?
    Thanks! We named him Poseidon. Poseidon is a mythical greek god of the sea
    Posted 05/31/2012 at 12:03 PM by IridescentLily IridescentLily is offline
    Updated 06/07/2012 at 01:11 PM by IridescentLily
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    now what is he in

    I love the first picture! Gobies are my favorite SW fish. Have you named him?
    Posted 05/30/2012 at 12:56 AM by Merrell056 Merrell056 is offline
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    Cyano, i'm finally rid of you

    oh wow seriously? I guess you're right i should consider myself lucky.
    I think it's the particular type of wave the vortech is tuned to. My original powerhead was good, it moved stuff around, but the flow was just going one way, doing nothing to the cyano.
    Posted 05/18/2012 at 11:32 AM by IridescentLily IridescentLily is offline
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    Cyano, i'm finally rid of you

    Wow, lucky you! My cyano grows right on the nozzle of my powerheads.
    Posted 05/18/2012 at 09:04 AM by lemmy_k lemmy_k is offline
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    Cyano, i'm finally rid of you

    Yes, apparently. I'm still surprised it worked so fast lol.
    Posted 05/17/2012 at 07:33 PM by IridescentLily IridescentLily is offline
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    Cyano, i'm finally rid of you

    You just needed more flow?
    Posted 05/17/2012 at 03:51 PM by llewoh05 llewoh05 is offline
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    Posted 05/16/2012 at 12:42 AM by IridescentLily IridescentLily is offline

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