View Full Version : dino bloom after adding TBS anyone?

04/25/2016, 03:53 PM
Hey TBS fans quick question,
after adding 40+ lbs on TBS to my cycled and cured BRS reef saver rock 3 days later I started getting a brown algae bloom prob. dino all over the rocks and sand bed.

the ammonia did get up to 4ppm in the holding tank I have the LR in for a day then went to the DT never got above 1pp. check last night its around .25ppm I I am guessing this is a lil cycle wondering if anyone else has had this happen?

lighting is never over 25% on my photon V2 trying to accumulate LR to lighting but give enough for the gorg.

going to be doing a 5 to 10% water change tonight or tomorrow.
has anyone else had a bloom like this?

before TBS
<a href="http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/devaji108/media/20160418_140432.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g480/devaji108/20160418_140432.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 20160418_140432.jpg"/></a>

after TBS LOVE this stuff:
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a not so good daytime pic with a reflection but you get see the rocks
<a href="http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/devaji108/media/20160425_153805.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g480/devaji108/20160425_153805.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 20160425_153805.jpg"/></a>

I am sure it will pass just looking for tips and tricks and general discussion if anyone else had this happen and what they did about it.


04/25/2016, 04:22 PM
It's Normal. Get your clean up crew in there and stay on top of nitrate and phosphate. I had do deal with phosphate and I used a bag of gfo and vodka dosing plus good skimming until the LR and system caught up on their own.

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04/25/2016, 05:47 PM
what he said ^

happens to very new tank...one day you will wake up...and will be gone...:bounce2:

04/25/2016, 06:06 PM
yeah that's what I thought, was just wondering as you dont see many photos of it..haha
guess it's not the most attractive photo opp..

oh the side note Richard the gramma is doing great!

04/25/2016, 06:13 PM
yeah that's what I thought, was just wondering as you dont see many photos of it..haha
guess it's not the most attractive photo opp..

oh the side note Richard the gramma is doing great!

Kewl...considering the trip he took to you.....days in the box......is a good thing....he is from Haiti ......and always healthy and disease free...cool fish...

05/06/2016, 02:50 PM
a lil update just in case anyone reading or searching TBS..
the tank is going great the dino bloom has gone down. I would say 85-90 gone. Royal gramma and gorg. are happy.

05/11/2016, 05:20 AM
For the record, those are diatoms, not dinoflagellates. Big difference. It most likely came from the BRS dry rock, but as you see, it's a non issue.

05/17/2016, 03:50 PM
ah yeah I was having a brain fart I guess,
tank is doing well just a lil bit of new tank syndrome as expected.
re aqucascaped cant decide on with I like more ..

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corals are NOT in there final place wanted to give a few days to make sure I like the sape..

05/30/2016, 03:58 PM
Buy a Bulk Reef Supply DUAL media reactor! They are the best bang for your buck on the market.