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So far I am 2 days into the process and so far I have completely rinsed my sand, and sun-bleached and then rinse my rocks. I am going to let the rocks sit for another day then rinse them again. What should I do with the tank as I am restarting it over the fact that after 4 months of battling cyano It will not give up? Should I do a vinegar or bleach scrub for the tank and should I clean the equipment with bleach or vinegar. All livestock are in tubs. I am picking up 25 more pounds of sand since it is definitely needed not using or waiting a very long time to use liquid carbon, and giving the rock that brought the cyano in extra treatment. The tank is a 55. I have used Dr.Tims blackouts complete removal....... pretty much everything I can do. Current specs:

Marco-Aqua M-50 skimmer
1 480gph flow pump (adding another)
1 250gph flow pump
9w UV sterilizer (will be replaced as replacement bulbs aren't being sold anymore or at least I can't find them anywhere)
1 cheap Walmart hob filter (which is somehow still working)
150watt heater
parameters are at a healthy level

PH 8.9

nitrate: 1.0ppm
Phos .3ppm
calcium 500ppm
Temp: 80f
Calcium:
1300
Alk: 13DKH

Note: (These were all taken a week or two before the teardown)

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1 Occelaris Clown
1 six line wrasse
1 lawnmower blenny
1 pink spotted sand sifting goby
1 Scopas Tang
3 nassarius snails
2 turbo snails
3 trochus snails
 

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your level of your Alk, Cal and PH look really high man, I would take a water sample to your LFS to confirm and see how the water is currently.

but I always use bleach to sterilize tanks and rock but just make sure to rich it all with some water and dechlorinator
 

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I am just tired of this stuff killing coral and making my tank look ugly.
Meant to say rince instead of rich but I'm sure you knew what I meant, but I definitely agree with JCM, what your doing is pretty extreme and unfortunately I hate to say it but I doubt it will be the fix you are looking for.

What all do you dose? Many trace elements like molybdenum can feed cyano
 
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I stopped dosing everything besides small amounts of phyto and I started dosing doctor tims waste away and refresh
Meant to say rince instead of rich but I'm sure you knew what I meant, but I definitely agree with JCM, what your doing is pretty extreme and unfortunately I hate to say it but I doubt it will be the fix you are looking for.

What all do you dose? Many trace elements like molybdenum can feed cyano
 
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so far all I have done is emptied out the tank put all the livestock in tubs and the sunbleach+wash for rocks and just plain wash for sand I saved all bio-media and still haven't gotten to cleaning the equipment and tank.
 

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I stopped dosing everything besides small amounts of phyto and I started dosing doctor tims waste away and refresh
At this point the best thing I can recommend is to start dosing Brightwell Microbacter 7 and keep dosing it activity to build up more beneficial bacteria before the evil cyano can take over again
 
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why not try Chemiclean? Seems like that would be an easier fix...and unfortunately, this is probably going to happen again. It's quite normal, for tanks to do this....I'd say a lot of people here, went through this also. I hate to see that you've worked this hard, only to go through it again.
 
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