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Hey guys so once again my tank is on crash mode, im to the point of throwing the towel. Now i have what seems to be cyano or dynos. Can anyone id please. Yes i know i have dead frags, tank is taking a nose dive
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Looks like dinos, but it’s hard to confirm without a microscope. If it is dinos, you’ll want to determine which type in order to know how to best combat them and you need a microscope for that.
 
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Honestly the absolute easiest way to know for sure without a microscope is to just go ahead and treat with chemiclean.

If it doesn't go away then it's probably dinos.
Checked Arround and nothing .Here is a new video. PLease healp

 
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If you go to any sizable veterinary clinic they should have a microscope. You can explain the situation and ask them to take a look at an algae scraping and take some pictures. You may have to pay for the consultation tho. A small price to pay IMO.

Scrape a sample and put it in a small vile with some saltwater. Shake it to disperse it well so we can see the individual cells and not obscure clumps.
 

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having experience with this and helping many, its dino.
Prepare by starting with a water change and blow this stuff loose with a turkey baster and siphon up loose particles.
Turn lights off (at least white and run blue at 10-15% IF you have light dependant corals) for 5 days and at night dose 1ml of 3% hydrogen peroxide per 10 gallons for all 5 nights. If you dont have light dependent coral- turn all lights off.
During the day dose 1ml of liquid bacteria (such as bacter 7 or XLM) per 10 gallons.
Clean filters daily and DO NOT FEED CORAL FOODS OR ADD NOPOX as it is food for dinos.
Day 5,, you can start with blue lights - ramping up and work your white lights up slowly
 
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