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DaveSchmidt
04/03/2017, 12:16 PM
I was able to look at this algae under a microscope at work. Not the best image but im thinking this looks like brown algae diatomes. Any input to a positive id would be great.

mcgyvr
04/03/2017, 05:21 PM
Got a clearer picture?

Or just a normal crisp camera pic of the tank ;)

DaveSchmidt
04/03/2017, 07:17 PM
Yea, microscope at work is pretty wonky. I'll try n get a nice pic of tank

ctbear
04/04/2017, 03:04 AM
looks like diatoms. they sure like that silica

DaveSchmidt
04/04/2017, 12:52 PM
Heres a pic of the tank.

ctbear
04/04/2017, 03:47 PM
Heres a pic of the tank.

Definitely diatoms. Had that stuff all over my nano initially until coralline finally took hold and over competed, driving it out. I sucked out carpets of the stuff every water change. Make sure you dose mag, calcium, alk levels to optimum amounts.