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I noticed I am starting to have a bit of a cyano problem that started about a week ago. I can't really figure out what the problem is. My parameters all look great

Phosphate 0

NO3 is undetectable

NO2 is 0

NH3 is 0

PH is 8.0

KH is 9

calcium is a little on the low side at 360

All test are elos, so they should be accurate. I do a 5G WC every week. I only use RO/DI water. TDS reads 0. My MH bulb is a 14K phoenix that is only 3 months old. The back is packed with chaeto, but not enough to limit flow. I have probably too much water flow for a 34G Solana: 1 #2 Koralia, 1 #1 Koralia, and 1 Nano Koralia. I added a bag of Chemi Pure Elite yesterday. I don't really know much about it accept for the good things I have read on the forums. Anyone know of anything else I should try?

TIA,

Calvin

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BTW this is what I am feeding: a 1/4 cube of Fish & Reef #1 every third day, and a small amount of Ocean Nutrition Formula one marine pellet every day.

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I've had very good luck using Zeozyme + Coral Snow + Zeo Bac. It knocked the socks off the cyno problem I was having. If you want more info on this method go to the Zeovit forum and look for threads about ZeoZyme. If you are interested I will tell you the regimen I followed to get rid of it. Maintenance dose is now just once every week or so.

Stephen

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Well your PH and Dkh seem a little low for my preference. What kind of system is this? Definately cut back your portion size on your feedings. Also are you using R/O water or did you dechlorinate some tap? More info about your sytem would definately help pinpoint the cause, but most likely it is over feeding. Livestock, equipment etc.

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Sure, I would be curious to hear about this

I've had very good luck using Zeozyme + Coral Snow + Zeo Bac. It knocked the socks off the cyno problem I was having. If you want more info on this method go to the Zeovit forum and look for threads about ZeoZyme. If you are interested I will tell you the regimen I followed to get rid of it. Maintenance dose is now just once every week or so.

Stephen

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ZZ = 1 TSP per 200 gal (adjust accordingly)

Snow = 1 ml per 50 gal

Bac = 1 drop per 25 gal

Add components to about 40 ml RO/DI water, shake for about 30 seconds, add directly to the tank (it will cloud it up - that's OK)

For 7 days I did this every day. After 1 week, I backed off to once or twice a week (only doing once a week now).

Disclaimer: Check out the Zeovit forum and read up on it, then make your own decision. It has worked well for me.

Stephen

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