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Offline jjoos99

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Cheniclean against cyano
« on: September 27, 2018, 16:48:42 »
I have been working on getting rid of red slime cyano for several months now.  I have been vacuuming it up weekly during water changes, increased my phos removal method and started up my sulfur reactor for nitrates. Nothing has seemed to help so far. Everyone including reef guru Lazy recommends chemiclean.  So here goes.  I Will post up my results for the next several days good or bad. Added chemiclean today.  Pictures are of how bad the cyano has gotten. 

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Re: Cheniclean against cyano
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2018, 20:56:00 »
Fingers crossed for you Jeff. I hope it does the trick for you without any negative effects. I know it worked great for me and it was one of only a few things that didnít harm my corals.

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Re: Cheniclean against cyano
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2018, 20:12:22 »
After the first 24 hours I believe the cyano is thinning but cant really tell, might just be wishful thinking.  Skimmer is still going nuts. I decided to leave the skimmer running to add oxygen into the system.  I just open the valve on the skimmer fully open and the cup drain open back into the sump.
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Re: Cheniclean against cyano
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2018, 21:34:53 »
I didnít see changes til late in the 2nd day. By the 3rd day it was all gone.

So no adverse effects at this point?

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Re: Cheniclean against cyano
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2018, 22:08:31 »
Day 2 and maybe alittle thinning.  My skimmer is still going nuts.  The only thing I have noticed being affected is one of my rainbow sps corals has had reduced polyp extension.
Jeff

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Re: Cheniclean against cyano
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2018, 08:56:20 »
the skimmer will be worthless for a while. usually takes me a week to get it running correctly again. Hope this works out for you, chemiclean has always worked wonders for me and totally makes any cyano disappear in a couple days.

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Cheniclean against cyano
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2018, 10:08:19 »
The only way I was able to get the skimmer back to normal last time I used it was to run the skimmate into a bucket as my waste water while I was doing a partial water change. It took 10-15 gallons before it calmed down.

The chemiclean worked great both times I used it.


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Re: Cheniclean against cyano
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2018, 12:29:15 »
. That is a lot of cyano. You may have to do a second or extra heavy dose

 

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