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09-17-2008, 02:38 AM
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Let me get this straight. You are using pond chemicals in sw?
Ponds are not much more than large FW 'tanks'...lol And was Warren said, it can be used in FW or SW. I mentioned 'pond' supply places as they frequently carry the entire line of Microbelift products, including the Special Blend.
I think The Pet Barn in Franklin Square carries it and I know that Dee's Nursery in Oceanside has it too.
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Ponds are not much more than large FW 'tanks'...lol And was Warren said, it can be used in FW or SW. I mentioned 'pond' supply places as they frequently carry the entire line of Microbelift products, including the Special Blend.
I think The Pet Barn in Franklin Square carries it and I know that Dee's Nursery in Oceanside has it too.
Ha ha K, I think that I pretty much know that ponds are nothing more then glorified FW tanks as I have had both within the past 36 yrs. as you already know
My ? to pecan2phat was solely on the products use with SW, since when I went to Microbelift's site I saw no indications that any of their products are to be used in SW. Heck I couldn't even find the "Special Blend". Even through their search feature what came up was a special blend of food for pond fish if I recall correctly.

Thanks for the info. on The Pet Barn carrying it. If my fowlr gets hit with the slime again. Which I sincerely hope it does not. I did end up dosing it with "RedSlime Remover" on Sunday, and so far the tank is clear of the darn plague... Only time will tell. I had used the stuff many many years ago, and it worked then so I expect it to work now as well.
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great thread, just took care of my first cyano outbreak. Lil bums
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Be sure to read this article on combating cyano
 
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im confused with how you siphon the water through the filter sock...do you put that water back in the tank after? and then just clean the filter sock with all the cyano inside it?..I am just having an outbreak in my tank for the second time in about a month and a half and i just want this gone. It is the ugliest thing to look at!
 
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Siphon the water through the sock into the sump and then clean the sock. This way you can work your way through the tank without the water level dropping. If you don't have a sump I guess you could siphon through the sock into a bucket and pour the water back in.
 
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oh, got yah, so have the tub run into the sump where it will sit in the sock and then just keep switching socks..kk thnks for your help gona start tmr..already making water for the water change
 
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Thank you for getting all the short fixes rite on how they do not address the root cause. Letting the cyano grow for a little while and then siphoning it out is the same principal as a turf scrubber. I scrape off a cup and a half of hair algae every week. That has to be pulling some kind of nutrients out.
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I'm surprised that no one mentioned snails. I have golden astrae snails that love cyano. In fact they have gotten rid of almost all of it in my tank. The only problem is they seem to go for it when it's dense and don't bother with it if it's just starting. But this is the first time that my cyano is controlled. Of course this means that hair algae or some other nitrate eater will start to be a problem. But I love going the natural way of getting nitrates out of my tank. I'd rather pull clumps of algae out of my tank rather than possibly not feeding my tank enough. But that's just me. My dream tank will have a fully stocked refugium that completely turns all detritus and excess food into plant food and then house plants. How awesome would it be to have a mature mangrove as a houseplant. ...Sorry,,,I was fantasizing again.
 

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