As a general rule I'm not a fan of adding any chemicals to my tank and haven't done so in many years. Recently I had an issue w/ Cyano that I wasn't able to clear up through the traditional methods and I really didn't want to add an antibiotic type product for sure. Aftera little reading I broke down and added about a half a dose of Boyd's Chemiclean. It really worked well I was surprised. The Cyano went away and what was more impressive my water became clearer then it was before by alot. To the point I didn't even realize it wasn't clear before until I seen it after. Corals started growing better immediately after the treatment as well, especially the SPS
It got me thinking about what chemicaly this stuff was doing o my tank and I've decided that I'm not smart enough to answer that question on my own
Is there anyone out there that understands the chemistry behind this stuff and why it made my water appear so much clearer? I figure knowing this may help me keep my water clearer on my own in the future.
FYI: I have a 120G cube, it been up for about 2 years my previous tank was up for about 5 years. I run the 120, w/ a 100g sump, carbon and ferris oxide reactors, mixed reef, reef octopus extreme skimmer, 7 T5s, digital aquatics controler, ATO, PH, and salinty, temp probes and probably some other stuff I'm not thinking of.
My water params were good before and after treatment. PH 8.3, Nitrates, Nitites, phospates, ammoniua all zero, CA ~400 etc.
Thanks for your input.