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karimwassef
10/01/2017, 06:22 PM
While the title sounds like a horror movie, this is actually the pest in my tank.

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With the help of some capable professionals on this site, we have video proof that it is a collection of bacteria including cyano and several others:

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2567904&highlight=black+algae&page=23

Over the last couple of weeks, I've used the opportunity that I'm tearing down the tank in a few weeks to try more aggressive treatments.