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Old 01-16-2003, 11:04 PM   #1
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Brown Slime

What exactly is the "cause" of brown slime?
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Are you referring to dinoflaggelates? They are actually plankton, very basic form of algae. Caused by high nutrients. Inadequate lighting will aggravate it. Likes low to moderate flow.
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I think hara is referring to "brown jelly", it is opportunistic infection attacking a weak or injured coral.
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yep. the brown jelly stuff...perfectly happy cup coral. the base, around the edges, turned pink instead of its usual purple and now there is some brown stuff on it. I am hoping it is not the brown jelly that got the goni about a month ago.
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If yu believe it is brown jelly, you can give the cup coral a FW dip for about 1 minute. It will kill the protozoans and if it isn't it won't harm the coral, simply make it mad. Make sure you adjust the temp and ph of the FW to match the tank.
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