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Old 10-17-2015, 08:38 PM   #11
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Sounds more like Dinoflagellates to me. Diatoms don't tend to grow, get bubbly and break off.
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:42 PM   #12
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I did mention dinoflagellate it's a pain to get rid of I had it and beat it but not without loosing a few corals. If yours looks like this it's dino

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Ah ok sorry I was quite certain it was diatoms but looking at your pic it looks like dinos! What are they and how do I get rid? At night they fade away and come out during light hours so I guess that's a dinosaur sign?! Nightmare! How do I get rid of them? Water changes and siphoning I guess?


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Old 10-18-2015, 05:56 AM   #14
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Get some Algae X now called Dino x put tank into a 3 day black out and follow the instructions on the bottle it's evil stuff that dinoflagellates
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I had this about 6 months ago like I say but it died off after 6 weeks or so. Is that the Red Sea algae x?


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Old 10-18-2015, 06:28 AM   #16
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I tried the natural route of trying to let it burn out lost a 21 head duncan and the one pictured and a torch even sucking the stuff off them it was litually strangling the corals

I used algae x and it slaughtered it the only down side is if you have shrimps it is likely to kill them as it did mine so I would say remove any shrimp if you have them my crabs, anenomie and fish remained unharmed
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It did take all of my Xenia heads with it I suppose I was hoping it was diatoms 😬 how long did it take to get rid of it using algae x?


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A whole month including no water changes forgot to say it also tangled all my exina and killed it
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Ok so just carried out a 2 day blackout and this morning the tank was spotless. Unfortunately the dinos made it to the sump where I forgot to turn the light off. So by the end of today the tank was 75% covered again. Any ideas how to get rid of this stuff? It's horrible strangling everything.


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Algae x or dino x as it's known now will slaughter it as it did mine
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