Actinic for killing Cyano?

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    It was suggested to me today that Cyano would die off if only actinic lighting was used. Seems that it does not like the wavelength of the light. Anyone have experience with this they would like to add? Seems like it would be a good alternative to a complete blackout.
     
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    It will help....wont correct the problem tho.Cyno is the devil.
     
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    +1 Dana, it may help some, but it will not solve the underlying issue
     
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    I've corrected the source of where this all started now I just need to get it out of my tank!
     
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    Dana42078 Dana

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    You can try....can't hurt...try siphoning out what u can too.
     
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    Yeah not going to be syphoning out anything anytime soon. Two of my fish have ich and I'm try to not stress them. I did scoop out some last week though. I think the cyano, my equipment problems and me messing around in the tank brought on the stress that triggered the ich outbreak. Just going to black out, run the GFO and keep the socks clean for now.
     
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    Cyano isn't wholly photosynthetic -- it can survive in low light conditions if the nutrients are there for it. So cutting back on light may help, but it won't fix it.
     
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