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    Thread: Red Cyano Bacteria

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      Red Cyano Bacteria

      I'm having red cyano bacteria, came out of no where.

      been looking for ways to beat it and get rid of it but can't find a clear answer. For now i did chemiclean.

      Any advice of how to get rid of it? I know improving flow, but anything else?

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      Phos: .03
      Nitrate: 05

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      Every time I got cyano bad I feed less, used carbon/gfo, manual removal of cyano then chemi clean treatment with lights off for two days or so then water change.

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      Been running carbon and gfo the whole time.. I’ll try the feeding less. As for now I scraped off what I could and used some chemiclean

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      Are you using scripts water?

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      Yeah I was.. but started mixing last water change

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      I had a massive outbreak... i mean MASSIVE... like in the rock scape and the walls... killed some of my corals... did chemiclean for 3 days instead of 2 and booom gone...

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      I'm going through this right now. Gonna do chemiclean and I've read that reducing lights by an hour makes a big difference for some folks. Increasing flow never makes a difference for me.

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      I know everyone is going to tell you to address the underlying cause...and they are right...but I struggled for about 6 weeks until I did chemiclean and it was gone for good. I also did water changes and did feed less. Plus, I was carbon dosing (vodka) and I stopped that. But, + 1 for chemiclean and addressing underlying cause.

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      +1 chemiclean; +100 address root cause

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      Thanks! Started the chemiclean and hopefully I’ll get better after that. As for finding the root cause, that was the reason for my post . Don’t want it to keep coming back. I usually run a carbon/gfo reactor almost 24/7. Should I stop that, keep it, or just run it for a certain amount of time?

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      When Iíve dealt with red cyano it had to do with low flow. Technically, food collecting in a low flow area. The red cyano is outcompeting the algae (good & bad) on the nutrient consumption. Look for/fix low flow spots where itís concentrated or where it originated. The chemiclean should give you a good reset, it may not get rid of all but hopefully something else [good] will start to outcompete it.

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      First time using this stuff, what a difference! Big change happened around 18 hour mark. No fish stress.

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