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Old 02-18-2012, 06:24 PM   #1
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help identify this nuisance algae?

ive been fighting this stuff for a while now. i thought it was red slime but after using chimiclean i can see that its not. i have implemented a phosban reactor and will most likely switch to biopellets once i run out of gfo. ive also put a filter sock on my sump supply line.

ive done the reduced feeding bit with frequent water changes and reduced light cycle. im somewhere in between a stalemate to ,maybe just maybe, slooooooowly gaining on it. a little id may help me out with finding the proper treatment.

as far as i can figure i got it from some chaeto that i bought from the lfs. it has since been removed.




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Old 02-19-2012, 11:41 AM   #2
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I'm pretty sure that's dinoflagellates. It grows more like a string as opposed to a slime blnket like cyano. Trapped bubbles in it are also supposed to be an indicator. I'm not sure about treatment, however. I've done cyano and hair algae, but not this.
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I agree they are dinoflagellates.
This may help....
Problem Dinoflagellates and pH by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com
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thanks guys, i was afraid of that. ive read where it took a guy the better part of a year to get it out of his tank.

that link was helpful too.
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