New tank won't clear

Oldreeferman

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Maybe a low flow issue allowing cyano to build up on bottom, try getting more water movement at bottom. Cyano is not always just red or green or brown but is a slimy looking mucky mess that loves slow flow.
Dinos gets snotty stringy & covered with bubbles.
 

smokenax

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Cyano is part of your cycle just let it be
As it matures it will go away.
If it gets out of control turn your lights of for 3 days plus start adding some bacteria.


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smokenax

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I'm assuming it's man made rock.
Or dead. It has to build a bacteria colony. It's going to be awhile for it to balance out. I normally throw a raw shrimp in there to help speed it.


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92reefer

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Turn off your UV and skimmer.


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I added the UV sterilizer to knock out the tank cloudiness. I mean it was really bad. Couldn't see fish past about 3 inches and this lasted for 10days before I added the sterilizer which cleared it overnight.

I also added a Nero 5 blowing across the length of the tank and set to about 2500gph.

The whispy light grey/brown stuff is still there at this point.

I've only been running the lights on for about 3 hours to the fish can eat and then settle in.

"If it gets out of control turn your lights of for 3 days plus start adding some bacteria."

I have Microbacter 7 and Vibrant wich are both bacteria. Which one should I begin dosing?
 

smokenax

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I don't know much about vibrant. I have used micro bac 7 in the past with good results, lately I've been using Dr. Tims.


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