• For a Limited Time the R2R Partner Membership is NOW OPEN! Get some cool swag and chances to win part of over $20,000 in prizes! Click here for more details

Brown stringy algae

Jblunkall

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Mar 29, 2014
Messages
286
Reaction score
116
Location
Lebanon Tennessee
Anyone battled with this type algae? Came up after the transfer from the 75 gallon to the 180. Went from sand bed to no sand bed. Think it's just cycling? From what I can find the best remedy is continue to suck it out and raise the alkalinity?
 
Best reef aquarium LED lighting

saltyfilmfolks

Lights! Camera! Reef!
View Badges
Joined
Feb 25, 2014
Messages
28,741
Reaction score
40,744
Location
California
The only real way to tell the difference is a microscope. And there are a bunch of different Dino's. A lot of slime algae too.
 

reeftilldie

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Nov 14, 2016
Messages
266
Reaction score
84
I have exactly same stringy brown after removing 20% of zeolite total volume , it's slightly over the sand bed and rock,
not much like your and I'm not sure if its just cyano or dino but currently doing black out for 3 days to clean it up completely before its getting worse. I think you should try 3 day black out too, its nature way and it doesn't hurt anything and i know it have helped so many others reefer too.
 

zachxlutz

120 Gallons of FUN
View Badges
Joined
Oct 22, 2016
Messages
791
Reaction score
693
Location
Lawrenceville, Georgia
I've been battling something that appears similar to this and the conclusion that was reached was that my tank was nutrient limited. The phosphates had bottomed out to zero (hanna phosphorus ULR) due to carbon dosing with Vibrant. I stopped the carbon dosing and I've been dosing nitrates and phosphates via Stump Remover and Activate, a nitrate and phosphate source. I've been targeting around 5 ppm NO3 and 0.10 ppm PO4. Dosing the phosphate additive immediately started making a difference in the appearance of the dinos and they seem to come back less and less each day. What are your nutrient levels in the system? Could your tank by nutrient limited?
 

saltyfilmfolks

Lights! Camera! Reef!
View Badges
Joined
Feb 25, 2014
Messages
28,741
Reaction score
40,744
Location
California
I hope it keeps going!!! Def let me know how it works out
 
OP
Jblunkall

Jblunkall

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Mar 29, 2014
Messages
286
Reaction score
116
Location
Lebanon Tennessee
No fish correct?
Yes I have fish. 3 tangs, 2 clowns, 2 chromis, 2 anthias, pajama cardinal, hawk fish, fire shrimp and sally light foot crab. And then a mix of corals and then calurpa and cheeto in the sump. The only effects I seen was my montis browned out but I actually think that was from the algae because they were doing it before I doses the first time.
 

domination2580

Reef-a-nator
View Badges
Joined
May 16, 2015
Messages
5,460
Reaction score
2,800
Location
Mitchell SD
Yes I have fish. 3 tangs, 2 clowns, 2 chromis, 2 anthias, pajama cardinal, hawk fish, fire shrimp and sally light foot crab. And then a mix of corals and then calurpa and cheeto in the sump. The only effects I seen was my montis browned out but I actually think that was from the algae because they were doing it before I doses the first time.
Np side effects of the fish
 
Aquarium Specialty - dry goods & marine livestock

How vigilant are you when it comes to the TDS of your RODI water?

  • It is VERY important to me

    Votes: 291 63.7%
  • It is somewhat important to me

    Votes: 130 28.4%
  • It is NOT important to me

    Votes: 26 5.7%
  • Other (please explain in thread)

    Votes: 10 2.2%

Online statistics

Members online
2,615
Guests online
5,272
Total visitors
7,887
Build Your Dream Aquarium Automation System!
Top