The biological balance is in their favor while not being in yours (or mine at the moment).hmm... i don't think my numbers were ever that high, like 5PPM nitrate and 0.05ppm phosphates before they came. I know that some ppl run their tanks way higher on here. How are they avoiding cyano?
Yep, this.The biological balance is in their favor while not being in yours (or mine at the moment).
When you have stable biological conditions and a decent coral load the system is just better at resolving what would be unsightly algae and bacterial issues in an unstable or newer system.
Flow and lighting can also be contributors to cyano taking hold.