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  1. Rochester Minnesota Marine Aquarium Club (RMMAC)
    Hey all, new to your forum and Marine aquariums. Wonder if you guys could offer some advice for a salt noob. I have some brown crap recently taking over my 2-3 month old system. I was talking to a cool guy named Jeff at Petco the other day trying to describe what I have going on and after...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    So I've been starting to notice some slight dinoflagellates, I hadn't changed anything so I wasn't quite sure what caused it. I would spray them off and they would almost instantly come back. I thought about reducing the lights and doing all the other band-aid type solutions. Then when I was...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I am new- got my RSM 650 back in May. I have an algae problem and I'd like to see if anyone can help me positively id the algae so that I can properly treat it. My air was out for two weeks- tank got hot- did everything I could to keep it cool, including ice cubes in the sump. This was a...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    hey guys... I'm about to clean my sump, but the last 2 days or so I got this golden brown "algae" on my sump walls, mostly in the ref chamber. Are they dinoflagellates? I don't think they could be diatoms because I have a 2 year old tank and run phosguard that takes out silicates. Could it be...
  5. Marine Depot
    VIDEO: Algae Control Part 2 This is part 2 in a 2-part series about aquarium algae prevention, control and removal. Today we are discussing Bubble Algae, Dinoflagellates, Bryopsis and Turf Algae. Aquarium Algae Control: Diatoms, Cyano and Green Hair Algae - Part 1
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hello All: Im over run with Dinos. Ive had them for about three months but its getting very bad now. Im going dark for three days, but Ive read conflicting reports about water changes during the dark cycle...some say do it every day, some say dont do it at all. Whats the consensus? Any...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    My tank has been set up for two-ish years and for a year and a bit of this I have been battling dinos. My parameters (latest test) are as follows: Ammonia - 0 Nitrite - 0 Nitrate - 0 Phosphate - 0 Calcium - 340ppm Alkalinity - 8.4 DKH Magnesium - 1450ppm Temperature - 78 Salinity - 35psw...
  8. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I have a severe case of dinos.... Well, after reading thousands of posts on the internet about these cruel, seemingly invincible *******s, I have decided to take my 4 coral frags and 1 clown through hell and back. I am going to setup a small hospital tank with new live sand, water and rock. I...
  9. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    This is weird, I have had strings come out of my GSPs after a water change but now there are stringy things coming off rocks and other corals...what tha heck? Is this a form of Dinoflagellates?
  10. The THINK Tank
    Hi everyone, I don't know if this is a think tank topic or not, but I'll try. I read so many threads about dino's, cyano, hair algae etc destroying people's tanks and have been thinking about the causes. It seems like the standard reply for algae is "you have too much nutrients in your tank"...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I have the dreaded Dino. I've been reading and reading. There does not appear to be a "surefire" way to kill these *******s but the 2nd most appealing way sounds like peroxide dosing and a 3 day lights out. As far as tearing the system down and rebuilding goes I may have it easier than most and...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I have recently have had an issue with snail deaths. My live rock is smothered in a stringy micro algae that contains bubbles and is greenish/brown. If it is dinoflagelates, then how do I get rid of it and could it be what is killing the snails?
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I have had a problem with a strange brown growth for some time now. I went to the extreme of taking the live rock out of the tank and using a Dremel tool with a nylon brush and grinding it off as best as I could and it has come back at least on some of the rock. I don't know if I am keeping...
  14. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Before I begin, I want you to know that this worked for my tank, and that it may not work for yours. I do not want to make any guarantees that this will work, however, I highly recommend this approach. Also note that this is a nano reef, so some of these techniques may not be applicable for...
  15. General Reef Discussion
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  16. General Reef Discussion
    Problem was solved through bi-weekly water changes, daily siphoning and hydrogen peroxide.
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Ive had my 29 gallon tank for about 5 months now, and for the first 4 months, it was crystal clear with no algae in site. This past month has been crazy, I've had what seems to be three different algae blooms. I had a diatom bloom for about 2 weeks (some still hanging around), and then tiny...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Okay so having a new dartfish not come over for feeding, I had started to feed a bit more with different foods to see if he would come out. Well, that nutrient spike apparently brought on every reefers nightmare... dinoflagellates. They are slowly covering my rock, sand and walls. Its not so...
  19. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I think I might have dinoflagellates in my tank, but I'm not sure. For a couple of weeks there has been brown, string-like things hanging on my corals, and specially the S.hystrix doesn't like it. There are some air bubbles on the strings. A week ago I also found a dead atlantic turbo snail in...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    OK heres the deal about a week ago i noticed a couple small spots of dinos on the sand so i syphened it up and moved on now it seems that everyday there is more and more. My sand is clumpy and chunky in these areas as well. seems that its growing in my powerheads too. Ive read many diff. ways to...
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