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Old 10/28/2020, 03:45 PM   #1
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Question Beating cyano (red slime)

Hi guys,
do or did already someone use phytoplankton synechococcus to beat cyano (red slime) in his aquarium?
I do find out some short articles (mainly advertisements) on that topic which promote this phytoplankton as a perfect product for beating cyano in just 3 weeks but no one described the principle how this shlould work.
Thanks for info.

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Old 10/28/2020, 05:17 PM   #2
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Not heard of it. My method, outside of paying careful attention to water parameters, is a 3 day period with tank lights turned off and no stray sunbeam reaching the tank from a window. 4th day, lights up, (on half power if a coral reef) , then on 5th day run as normal, and skim efficiently, plus a 30% water change. Repeat monthly until it no longer poses a problem. ---usually banishes cyano by the end of the third treatment, often by the end of the first.


Salinity 1.024-6; alkalinity 8.3-9.3 on KH scale; calcium 420; magnesium 1300, temp 78-80, nitrate .2. Ammonia 0. No filters: lps tank. Alk and cal won't rise if mg is low.

Current Tank Info: 105g AquaVim wedge, chromis, royal gramma basslet, tailspot blenny, ocellaris clown, yellow watchman, chestnut turbo snails, bristleworms, couple of hermits.
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