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spdjnky
10/04/2017, 04:03 PM
Think I have had them before and think they are dinoflagellates. But this is the best picture I have ever got.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/eV1osKgrKgkdasPa2

mcgyvr
10/04/2017, 06:01 PM
cyano or dinos.. probably cyanobacteria..
here is a method to try to be sure..
sorry photobook sucks but I attached some of the pictures that aren't showing up anymore in my reply on page 2
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2531708

spdjnky
10/05/2017, 12:06 PM
thx

Weld and Water
10/08/2017, 07:28 PM
I hate to give bad news but this deffinately dinos. The bubbles give it away. I have battled it in the past and have been 3 months clear of this devil. There is no one single method of ridding this stuff. The way i found to be effective is to use multiple tactics at once. First things first though dont do water changes! I know its opposite to what we all know but the dinos feed off the replenished supplements from our salt mixes. What worked for me was lengthy but you dont want to do anything very drastic and quick as to not throw off the blance in our tanks. Make sure you skim as wet as you can but still effectively removing organics. Do a 3 day or longer black out depending upon coral species. Make sure youve got decent gfo running whether that be in a reactor or media bag in the sump. I found h202 (hydrogen peroxide) to be a very helpful tool in the dino fight. I dosed 10ml per 10 gal of water everyday until the dinos disappeared which took roughly two weeks. It had no ill effects on corals fish inverts or the tank in general but be cautious in using it. Patients is the main key here nothing will happen fast and if it does something else will go bad. Sorry for the long response but i hope its helpful.
In best regards. Cheers!