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Old 03/19/2020, 11:44 AM   #1
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Which algae

Which algea am I dealing with here?

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Old 03/19/2020, 12:35 PM   #2
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It looks kind of Dinoflagellates IMO.


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Old 03/19/2020, 01:00 PM   #3
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Thank you.
Aside from getting phosphates down is there anything else.
I am running rowaphos so my phosphate has not been that high.
Also had some silica present but again not mega high.

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Old 03/19/2020, 03:24 PM   #4
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Which algea am I dealing with here?

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Yup Dinos.. 3 day blackouts worked for me..
And they say water changes will only feed those.

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Old 03/19/2020, 03:52 PM   #5
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done my water test.
Phosphate 0/trace
Nitrate 0.2
Nitrite 0
Ammonia 0
Ph 8.2
Silicate 0
Kh 8.6
Magnesium 1350
Calcium 420

So my understanding is that I need to get ph up to 8.4 plus
Turn off my reactor with rowaphos
Physical removal as much as I can
Black out for 3 days
No water changes
(I thought I had diatoms when first started so several water changes to reduce silicate)

Tank is currently fish less (as they are in hospital tank)

Should I start feeding my shrimp flakes to get my nitrate up

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Old 03/19/2020, 04:00 PM   #6
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Just to show what I am dealing with

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Old 03/19/2020, 04:06 PM   #7
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Yep, the only thing I've found successful is doing the mundane work; getting your water params right (which it looks like you have), and manual removal (siphoning) - again and again. It can take a couple of weeks of daily removal, but eventually it goes away (IME).

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Old 03/19/2020, 04:11 PM   #8
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So frustrating to have recently had fish loses and now another problem.
I will siphon into the filter sock tomorrow as no water changes for now

Any experience with MB7 as I've seen this mentioned a few times to help deal with the problem.

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Old 03/20/2020, 08:38 AM   #9
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UV helped with mine.


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Old 03/22/2020, 03:31 PM   #10
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Vibrant. UV ligjt, rowaphos, no pox, and no more algae!!

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Old 05/15/2020, 10:29 AM   #11
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Thanks for input guys.
I been so busy recently with work that I've not been able to do much extra with the tank.
Need to get my UV back up and running.
Going to do another black out soon
(The first black out really helped but its creeping back now)
Reactor Is running so fingers crossed I'm making head way.
Also thought I would give the MB7 a go.
Worst case scenario it only costs me more money.

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Old 05/19/2020, 01:16 AM   #12
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Are you using macroalgae in your refugium?


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Old 05/23/2020, 07:30 AM   #13
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Are you using macroalgae in your refugium?
No I'm not
Keep meaning to but never been able to get hold of any.

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