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Old 06-17-2015, 12:29 PM   #11
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It could be dinos. No reason why you couldn't treat like it is them.
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Old 06-17-2015, 12:35 PM   #12
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Its being suggested to me to do a tank blackout for 3 or 4 days to kill the algae/dino's. Would this work? I am concerned with my corals dying if I do that though as they are still recovering from the hair algae attack and have not fully opened back up yet. They are starting to look better though. Today when I looked it looks the same but there are no bubbles in the algae. Is that a thing for Dino's? I seem to notice them after the lights have been running a while. I'm headed to go get the equipment right now. Almost feel like buying completely new rock at this point though I know that probably won't help.


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Old 06-17-2015, 12:41 PM   #13
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Okay I read that and I am going to print those pages out and work on doing those things. I'm nervous about toying with ph though. Is that something that is necessary? What would changing the ph affect in terms of fish/corals? I can do it but I don't have a super accurate test kit for ph.


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Try the blackout and reducing the nutrients in the water column and see where it goes from there. New rock won't solve the issue at hand.
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I agree with all the previous posts. It could very well be dinoflagellates, and if so you would treat it like any other nuisance algae. From Wikipedia-
Food inclusions contain bacteria, bluegreen algae, small dinoflagellates, diatoms, ciliates and other dinoflagellates
I would wave my hand in the tank uprooting it from whatever it's on, vacuum out whatever you can, and do water changes. I wouldn't be too concerned about this, more than you should be concerned about something like bryopsis. Actually, I'd rather have this than hair algae because hair algae doesn't want to let you vacuum it off.

I have had something like this before and it took about 6 months before it disappeared, using the above method of removal.
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I think I killed it!! I blacked the tank out from Thursday to Sunday night and the algae is all grey looking and it seems to be dead. I'm going to take a new toothbrush to the rocks tomorrow in a fresh few gallon bucket of saltwater and then maybe in another bucket of fresh to be thorough. I waved most of it off with my hand but some are still on the rocks. The skimmer and reactor are working awesome also.



Fingers crossed this takes care of it!!


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How are the parameters?
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Will check in the morning and post!!


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Are you running both pumps at same time. You should be if not. Don't switch off between them.

Get some hermits and emeralds. An Urchin would be sweet. Increase flow more..

Also don't clean the sand or rock like that. Use a gravel vacuum and slowly siphon it clean... Use a turkey blower to clean between the rock in the water. It;s also good to just keep high flow so the rocks stay cleaner.

Too bad you can't fit a tang
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Are you running both pumps at same time. You should be if not. Don't switch off between them.



Get some hermits and emeralds. An Urchin would be sweet. Increase flow more..



Also don't clean the sand or rock like that. Use a gravel vacuum and slowly siphon it clean... Use a turkey blower to clean between the rock in the water. It;s also good to just keep high flow so the rocks stay cleaner.



Too bad you can't fit a tang

Yep! I am. I have hermits as well. Personally don't like urchins but to each their own I think. I have an eheim gravel vac that I use as well as multiple other siphon vacuums. The power heads I bought increase the flow and I have them on a high enough setting to keep things moving but not have a hurricane in there. I think we will have a tang in our 75G eventually!

I like the idea of the turkey baster.

*Will check parameters after work.
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