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02-16-2013 05:52 PM
Originally Posted by Soothing Shrimp View Post
pugman, is that safe with inverts?
Yes safe for everything. It will make your skimmer go crazy tho. Add and air pump with air stone and it will work even faster. Use as directed and bye bye Cyano. Best product hands down for saltwater Cyano. I wish it worked for Freshwater.
02-11-2013 04:15 PM
Soothing Shrimp pugman, is that safe with inverts?
02-11-2013 04:13 PM
Pugman I know this is a little late but "Chemi-Clean" works every time. It will disappear overnight. I've been using it for nearly 20 years.
02-09-2013 08:26 PM
hydrophyte Have you tried dosing nitrates? If there are some plants in the tank to use the nitrates this can knock down cyanobacteria.
02-09-2013 08:14 PM
Rob in Puyallup
Re: Cyanobacteria in the brackish shrimp tank

Hi Ken,

For the time being I'm trying a more natural route, adding a bacteria supplement hoping it'll out compete the cyanobacteria. I'm still being a bit of an over protective dad to my kids, I'm afraid, and would rather not subject them to antibiotics unless nothing else works.
02-09-2013 07:29 PM
KenP Rob any updates on removing the Cyanobacteria.
02-05-2013 12:03 AM
plamski I saw result after 4th-5th day in my freshwater tank.
02-04-2013 11:58 PM
Rob in Puyallup
Re: Cyanobacteria in the brackish shrimp tank

Today. Delaying the erythromycin.
02-03-2013 05:02 PM
Rob in Puyallup Yup. It's moved onto some of the live rock as well. Is why I want to get rid of it
02-03-2013 12:13 PM
KenP Ugly red carpet.
02-03-2013 04:25 AM
Loumeer Just turn off the filter when you dose it and let the Maracyn sink to the bottom. After it all dissolved then turn the filter on. That way there is no way for you filter to get a concentrated dose.
02-03-2013 04:22 AM
Rob in Puyallup
Re: Cyanobacteria in the brackish shrimp tank

Gonna try Maracyn tomorrow. Erythromycin. Maybe. If I can drum up the courage!

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02-03-2013 04:18 AM
Loumeer I think you will have more success with Maracyn 1 or the other stuff I discussed earlier. I am not entirely sure but I think that Cyano is a bit more susceptible to Maracyn 1. Granted I would wait a while because you have probably been stressing the shrimp out.
02-03-2013 03:17 AM
Rob in Puyallup A picture of tonight's episode of cyanobacteria...
02-02-2013 02:34 AM
Rob in Puyallup Yup, the cyano is coming back with a vengeance, even with the reduced lighting, the increased water movement and the Maracyn 2.

Found on another thread, , that according to the "Redfield Ratio", , the cause of cyanobacteria is combination of nitrates and phosphates. They're out of the correct balance.

In my tank Nitrates measured 0 and Phosphates the same.

I'd post a picture of the increased nastiness but I've reached my photo max...
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