Continue Dosing or Stop

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  1. deneed4spd

    deneed4spd Senior Member
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    I decided to start vinegar dosing to help with a runaway GHA problem. Thought vinegar dosing will help reduce nutrients with a decent amount of water changes and reduced feeding. The GHA did recede a lot especially by turning off the light (tank is currently a fowlr). But now I have a cyano problem. Read that vinegar dosing in establish tanks potentially lead to cyano. Tried RedSlime remover but it came back.

    Question:
    1. Should I continue vinegar dosing (approx 70 ml a day for 200 gallons). Try another dose of RedSlime along with Dr Tims bacteria

    2. Stop vinegar dosing and just focus on trying to grow Chaeto (just setup a fuge in 75 gallon sump to grow Chaeto)

    Thoughts?
     
  2. NinjaPirateAssassin

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    Fwiw, the final cure to my algae issues was chaeto (& a few others) in a sump, when no amount of dosing or GFO would keep it at bay.
     
  3. David Grigor

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    Fish only, I would do the slime remover again.
     

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