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Old 05-19-2017, 12:48 PM
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Hi been running a zeovit system for over a year now and it's been very good , had a whitespot outbreak about 5 months ago and lost a lot of fish , rest went into to qt and ran fallow for about 75 days , during that time I had some major outbreaks of cyano , been over a month now and fish are back in tank , but this cyano is still very bad , I bought some cyano clean and have been dosing that recently , my levels of ph is undetactable on salifert and also my nitrate is , does anyone have any idea why cyano has taken over or how to get rid of it before I lose my sps corals , which do look a little browner now ,thanks in advance
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Can you please post a picture of the cyanos ?

Please also tell us the net volume of your system, your actual dosing regimen and how much CyanoClean you have dosed for which time range.

Have you already checked the quality of your RO water with a accurate TDS meter ?

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Old 05-27-2017, 05:08 AM
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System is 1000ltr everything had been running smooth till I had a whitespot breakout that's over 5 months ago now and cyano been constant since changed stones around 2 weeks ago carbon changes last week , dosing regime 1ml of zeo start 2 times a day zeobak 10 drop every other day sponge power 10 drops a day but have now stopped that to 2 times a week as was told could be a carbon over dose cyano clean 20 drops a day seems to be making no difference stopped dosing anything else all together i.e. Amino acids coral vitaliser .... corals are looking brown and some look great tested all Params today calc is 420 mag is 1290 alk is 7.0 phos undectable and nitrate is 2ppm have had 2 corals random strip it's getting to a point now I'm thinking of losing the zeovit and going back to old way with cheato and bio pellets any info on what I could be doing wrong would be a great help ,ro unit resin and filters all changed about 3 weeks ago shows o tds on meter cheers
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Old 05-27-2017, 11:39 AM
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I'd go ahead and do 3 days black out since most of your system is covered with it. Cyano clean helps to keep things under control, but at this point it doesn't work (ime). Keep dosing cyano clean and zeostart daily, but spongepower and zeobak twice a week. Hopefully someone more experienced jumps in and gives you the exact milliliters on them. I'd stop dosing anything else, but also ZeoZym and coral snow once a week. Keep your skimmer working 24hrs during the blackout and you can continue to feed your fish as usual. As a side note, you can go ahead and add chaeto, if you have the space. It works well with zeovit, I'm using it w/o any problems.


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I would syphon out as much as possible that would be the fastest way to clean the tank.
The other methods take time to go away
You can always try A-balance which works against it. There are a number of other products that are not anti biotics that do the same and some that are anti biotics which you might want to stay away from
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Would a 3 day blackout harm my sps corals?
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Personally, I haven't had any problems and you can read positive comments of people in forums like r2r.
Although, I suggest you to do it, there are other ways, if you feel uncomfortable with this, don't worry. Another way is chemiclean. Yes, it is a chemical, but has lots of positive feedbacks in the forums including Tidal Gardens. You can check him out in YouTube.
Can you also give some info about your lighting and how many hours you're on? Do you have filter socks and how often do you change them? What's your daily feeding schedule?? And what's your water change schedule?? You can't believe how much you can reduce the cyano by siphoning and changing the water(like %20-30) just after it.


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