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Old 10-24-2015, 10:43 PM   #21
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From what you are describing it's cyano. I went through the same thing. It would start out dusty on the sand bed and by the afternoon, it would be long and stringy. I thought it was dino's, but it wasn't. I ditched my MP 40's and went with a Gyre 150. It went away in two days.
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Old 10-25-2015, 04:23 AM   #22
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So flow might be an issue? I have enough flow for about 10x the tank capacity (80G) I guess this will stop it from latching on? I'll give it a few more days and might have to get some algae x. I have charts in the sump so read online that you have to remove it for this stuff coz it'll kill it off?


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Old 10-25-2015, 07:02 AM   #23
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You have to remove all algae cheato ect as it will slaughter it any algae that is present in your system including any hair algae will also be killed of you will also need to skim wet.
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I would not use any of that algae remover. If it's cyano, you can try chemiclean, but you MUST follow the directions to a "T". I would try doing a big water change and adding more flow.
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As above you need to make sure you know what you are treating 100% before you go whacking chemicals in
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I am pretty sure it's dinos now Click image for larger version

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100% cyano. Looked like my tank, which is why I thought it was dino's. I did water changes every day for a week and then added a Gyre 150. It went away in two days.
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I take that back. The sandbed is 100 cyano, the rocks and coral could very well be dino's. My advice would be to either add a lot more flow to see if goes away, or try a dose of chemiclean. If it starts disappearing off the rock, then it's obviously cyano.
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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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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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After my 2 day blackout it vanished from my dt and grouped in my sump like cobwebs. So plan of attack is to add more flow and chemiclean?


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