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    Posted: March 21 2016 at 7:10pm


I have no idea what to do and advice would be welcome.
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It's cyano bacteria, there are natural and chemical ways to deal with it. Reduced feeding and lighting with increased flow. Can help. Chemiclean can do it if you prefer that route. It is stressful to your tank but does work.

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Great thanks for telling me what it is. I have a problem over feeding, I think the fish are hungry all of the time. 
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They have a way of looking at you with those big eyes and swimming right up to the glass to try and get you to feed them. Don't fall for it.
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LOL  I agree, it's hard to resist.

Do yourself a favor. Look in the Reefkeeping Tips link below for the very good forum discussion about dealing with and eliminating Cyanobacteria. Also notice all the other tips linked there that will help you avoid a lot of mistakes, save a lot of money and make this hobby lots of fun. 

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Thanks for the great pics of Cyano. Do you mind if I use those for posting in future discussions/threads?

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I over feed which is why I have an oversized skimmer!
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Originally posted by Mark Peterson Mark Peterson wrote:

Thanks for the great pics of Cyano. Do you mind if I use those for posting in future discussions/threads?



Great job in asking to use the pictures! A lot better than just seeing them show up somewhere.
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