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    I need some dummies.. I mean testers...Test Dummies!!!

    Ok, guys, I have been working on cultivating some protist...maybe ciliates that eat cyano and diatoms!!! Sounds exciting right. Well I don't have a microscope to find out what they are and I personally probably wouldn't be able to id anyway, but that is not going to stop me.

    So now comes the part where I need some brave individuals to help me out.
    If you have any experience with microbiology or have a tank that is still in the makings and still going through the cycling process I would like to add some of what I will call "flakes" Which is just a biofilm on the glass of my system. Also if you have a system that is over run with cyano I would like to see what it can do for you too!!


    Guys this could be a huge potential advancement in biological warfare on a well-known enemy to many of our reefing friends, so if you would like to help out in any way I would love to make it a marsh project!!!

    Have fun and happy reefing.

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    Just nuked it with chemiclean. :-(

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    That's what I am trying to get rid of... CHEMICALS!!!

    Why not go for a natural approach that will live in your system and balance it out!! The cyano is there why not use a natural predator!?!

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    I know a guy in Florida that may be of some help possibly. Pm me


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    Ok.... but like I said I would like to do a club thing so we can document for everyone to see and help out the whole community of the reefing world!!! This project is not just for me that would be selfish. I am not saying I don't want to make money off this project for the purpose of restoration projects, but let's do it together.

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    Day 1 This what it looks like when it starts.





    Day 2 It is the white blobs.





    Day 3




    Diy microscope shot


    day 4





    day 5 Cleaned the top and working to the bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris85 View Post
    Ok, guys, I have been working on cultivating some protist...maybe ciliates that eat cyano and diatoms!!! Sounds exciting right. Well I don't have a microscope to find out what they are and I personally probably wouldn't be able to id anyway, but that is not going to stop me.

    So now comes the part where I need some brave individuals to help me out.
    If you have any experience with microbiology or have a tank that is still in the makings and still going through the cycling process I would like to add some of what I will call "flakes" Which is just a biofilm on the glass of my system. Also if you have a system that is over run with cyano I would like to see what it can do for you too!!


    Guys this could be a huge potential advancement in biological warfare on a well-known enemy to many of our reefing friends, so if you would like to help out in any way I would love to make it a marsh project!!!

    Have fun and happy reefing.
    Iíve got cyano just starting to kick off, but is this reef safe? My tank is established.


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    I could help. My big tank is still getting built (going on over a year now) and only has rock sand and two fish in it. But lots of diatoms, Iíll take a pic when the lights turn on.


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    You can kinda see it in this photo from a few days ago. Before the lights were fully on.


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    I am about 75% it is reef safe!!!

    I don't think you will have a problem. I would just like to start with something that we are not going to take a big chance on, if you know what I mean. They are just natural predators to cyano and diatoms found in the ocean.

    I run my tanks for the most part"natural" as in wild stuff natural sea water, live ocean mud, etc. meaning no chemicals, no qt, natural fish immunity and so-on. It has lead me to quite a few things and keeps drawing me deeper!!

    Let's wait and see who volunteers first.... I mean worst comes to worst I will just have to setup some more tanks!!


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