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good job, every time I have a question ab my tank mr answers it
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Matt, thanks for taking the time to do the research as well as providing such valuable info to the rest of us!


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I dose a product called Special Blend. The dosing starts out because of the cyano and it'll take 6 to 8 weeks to control the cynano with weekly stirring and blasting of rocks. It's a weekly additive till you hit the 6th week and if you have a tank with recurring problems, then I stick with the maintenance dosage of every other week after the initial dosing.
Case in point, I do not have a problem with my 120g SPS tank so I do not dose in that tank. But my 180g/102g system is highly populated with fish and is heavily fed so I need to maintain a maintenance dosage in that system. The 90g that I keep at work does not receive water changes so that system is also maintained with maintenace dosage. The 90g has broken out with massive red slime everytime I stopped or ran out of the bacteria and it would take me another 6-8 weeks to get it in control, again with no water changes.
pecan2phat, where do you get the "Special Blend"? Like you I am having a terrible time with my 120g fowlr. My other 2 tanks (reefs) have not had the issue that the fowlr does. They all get RO/DI water changes, and top off. The reefs had a 1 or 2 day break out in their infancy. The fowlr on the other hand has had the on going problem for months. Water changes, siphoning, feeding once a week very little (which is killing me to do so), short lighting periods, and still the darn red/green slime will not quit.. It is every where, on the rocks, the sand, and especially the glass.....
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Special Blend is made by Microbelift and can be found at many LFS's and Pond supply places.
You can also contact Microbelift and ask them who carries the product in your area.



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Awibrandy,

I've rarely seen it in any LFS so I normally mail order the stuff along with pellets and flakes that I need. Between Drs Forster & That Pet Place, I usually go with the one that has all my stuff in stock and or who has what on sale.
Here's a link to one and remember to give it time to work, anywhere from 5 - 8 weeks of dosing and stir/baste if possible. Don't forget to turn off any UV or Ozone for 2-3 days if applicable.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...fm?pcatid=8161
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Special Blend is made by Microbelift and can be found at many LFS's and Pond supply places.
You can also contact Microbelift and ask them who carries the product in your area.



Great info Matt

Funny thing is that Micro-Lift is manufactured right out here in Freeport, LI but you need to mail order the stuff!
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Let me get this straight. You are using pond chemicals in sw?
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Product is not specifically for ponds. It can be used in freshwater or satwater with a minimum salinity of 1.017
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