Qium Cyano Control – Also known as Cyanobacteria and red slime algae.
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Cyanobacteria, aka red slime, is the bane of many a hobbyist. Besides being ugly to look at, it can be unhealthy to your tank’s inhabitants as a severe cynobacterial infection can reduce the water quality significantly.
Qium Cyano Control aims to rid your aquarium of cyano fast and reliably all without using antibiotics and other harmful additions found in other common remedies.
The metabolism of the bacteria creates numerous harmful by-products that can negatively impact fish and coral. To prevent permanent damage its best to treat cyanobacterial infestations as early as possible.
Using Qium Cyano Control:
For best results ensure that filtering and skimming is provided sufficiently. Remove any residue of dissolved cyanobacteria. Control pO4 (phosphate) and NO3 (nitrate) parameters on a regular base. Do not overdose. Use of activated carbon would be of benefit.
Start with 1g of treatment for each 100L of aquarium volume and increase the amount by 1g per day up to 5 g maximum (per 100L).
Mix the treatment with water from your aquarium rather then adding it directly to the aquarium. Use 500ml of aquarium water for each 100L of water being treated. Make sure the treatment is fully dissolved in the water. Pour the solution into a high flow area in the sump or if you have no sump then directly into a high flow are of your tank.
During the treatment of Qium Cyano Control the aquarium water can become cloudy. This is absolutely harmless. Please interrupt the treatment during this cloudiness and continue as soon as it has disappeared. During treatment corals can lose or change colour which is normal. In this case you can add trace elements or amino acids such as Red Sea Energy A&B.
Repeat the treatment on a daily basis until the bacteria has totally disappeared.
Minimum treatment period should not be less than 14 days.
There are things you can do to help prevent this horrible slimy pest that can smother your aquarium. These include:
Reducing and balancing nitrates and phosphates (water quality testing)
Avoid overfeeding, particularly with frozen food we recommend vitalis dry food for daily feed.
Maintenance getting too much for you to handle? Why not hire a specialist to help out so you can get back to sitting back and enjoying your aquarium.