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fishkeeprian
10/14/2019, 11:07 AM
Hello,

What are the main differences between dynos and cyano, I mean visually.

I thought I was dealing with dinos but I'm not getting the air bubbles. It start off stringy but is now matting and when disturbed clumps the sand.

Thanks

Vinny Kreyling
10/14/2019, 11:15 AM
Visually color is the difference.
Cyano is dark red or maroon & Dinos are brown.

fishkeeprian
10/15/2019, 12:28 AM
Visually color is the difference.
Cyano is dark red or maroon & Dinos are brown.

I think generally yes, but I think cyano can come in different colours, black, brown, maroon etc

mcgyvr
10/15/2019, 05:02 AM
Yes cyano can be green, maroon and other colors (those 2 seem the most common)

Got a microscope? Easy to determine what you have from that..

OR http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2531708

JayinToronto
10/15/2019, 08:45 PM
+1 for the microscope. If it is dinos the microscope will also be helpful in identifying the species as they are all treated a little differently.

fishkeeprian
10/22/2019, 03:28 AM
Yes cyano can be green, maroon and other colors (those 2 seem the most common)

Got a microscope? Easy to determine what you have from that..

OR http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2531708

I'm going to verify with microscope but I did do the test as per the link. I syphonned out some stringy matted material and shuck it up vigorously twice and not all the string bits broke up. I sieved it through paper towel and the water was clear. It's been sat on the side for 12 hours with no signs on reforming colonies.