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Have not updated for a couple weeks, been busy. Anyways no big change, still have that hair? algae growing, it may be another kind, it’s not growing long, or green, more of a brownish green. Cyano has not returned. Tank seems to go in phases of looking like more algae is growing and then looking like it’s really improved. Odd. This set of pics is from the 18th, after a water change, no scrubbing.
It started in Oct I think, the first pic from end of Oct, next one from end of Jan, then end of March where it started turning green. I’d tried all the normal recommendations, most effective was lights out for a few days, total tank blackout but still kept coming back within a few days. I was considering chemi-clean when I read about this.
ok here’s pics, taken today, no cyano, not much hair algae and you can see it’s a large difference between last week and now. I forgot to dose yesterday on schedule so did today instead. Whole tank shot and a couple pics of the remaining algae.
Maybe they are…
I did my water change as normal today but only did 5 gallons, did 7-8 last week. Cyano never did reappear through the week, but there was a slight tan tinge to some of the sandbed in the middle today. There’s still a bit of mostly brown colored hair algae on a couple of the rocks and a few spots here and there, I didn’t bother scrubbing it off this week as it’s not too bad at all. I also took off my hob filter, I’ve had it running carbon since my battle with cyano began but mostly left it on for extra flow as well. I added a small powerhead instead. Will try and get a fresh tank shot up tomorrow.
Well not sure if it’s working or what but today is day 3 post water change and no cyano. I can see the slightest hint here and there if I really look but normally within a couple days of me cleaning it up, it’s back in full force. This is the longest my sandbed has stayed white for 6+ months. So nice. There is a little hair algae regrowing where I scrubbed on a couple of the rocks.
Couple of shots taken yesterday, pre water change, I stir up and siphon the sandbed and brushed all the algae I could get too off, had to rearrange the tank a little thanks to my urchin. This is typical end of week appearance but less cyano.
Have not updated as not much has changed, almost 4 weeks in, 4th dose will happen Monday. My hair algae is still growing although it is darker in color now, more brown than green and my cyano seems to have slowed it’s growth. Still scattered on the sandbed but not covered it completely as it normally would have by this point in the week.
Currently I am running fresh carbon only on the tank. Algae looks worse today which is normal, only looks decent in the first pics because it’s soon after the water change. Water does look very clear and last night my new plate coral puffed up more than it has so far and looked happy. Nothing appeared bothered by the Nualgi.