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Old 07/13/2018, 07:15 PM   #1
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Is this Dinoflagellets?

Is this Dinoflagellets? My tank is 4 months old. Parameters seem good all in normal ranges. I do 20% every two weeks. I am about to do a water change and try to vacuum it out but thought I would ask before I make it worse.

What do you suggest to solve the problem.

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Old 07/13/2018, 07:31 PM   #2
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Yes, it is Dinos. Bubbles and slime look give it away. Mine get bad when I carbon dose. They go away when I stop. Peroxide dosing might help.

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Old 07/14/2018, 10:09 AM   #3
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I would say cyano. Cyano bubble and releases oxygen.
Perfectly normal uglies for a young tank.
Try to up you flow and reduce your light for a while might help.


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Old 07/14/2018, 03:49 PM   #4
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Ok sounds like two conflicting diagnoses. Anyone else chime in with some help?

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Old 07/14/2018, 04:20 PM   #5
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Cyano


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Old 07/14/2018, 04:47 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=OffRoad322;25469632]Is this Dinoflagellets? My tank is 4 months old. Parameters seem good all in normal ranges. I do 20% every two weeks. I am about to do a water change and try to vacuum it out but thought I would ask before I make it worse. [QUOTE]
It looks like cyano. That's 3 opinions. It looks red. It will go away with time, vacuuming, blowing it and something to out compete it for nutrients. Extra flow will help if pointed at that spot. Last resort would be to use a chemical additive if it stays for longer than 3 months. But those can cause other problems.


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Old 07/15/2018, 10:07 PM   #7
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Is it Brown or red?


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Old 07/16/2018, 04:01 AM   #8
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Looks like cyano to me as well.


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Old 07/16/2018, 07:47 AM   #9
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Is it Brown or red?
Brown

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Old 07/16/2018, 08:06 AM   #10
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I didn't see that sand bed pic, I'll have to agree with the pack with cyano


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Old 07/16/2018, 08:26 AM   #11
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I didn't see that sand bed pic, I'll have to agree with the pack with cyano
That's good news in my book. So the best method to beat them back is water changes with siphoning sand bed and Turkey baster them off the rocks?

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Old 07/17/2018, 09:39 AM   #12
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I would agree that removing most of what you can will help it from over taking the tank. Siphon then out as best as you can then do some water changes throughout the next few months. I wouldn’t do to much or to fast of a water change as this can change or harm the live stocks within the tank.


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