Diatoms or dinos......

Discussion in 'Algae (including nuisance algae and bacteria)' started by mochaclownlover, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. mochaclownlover

    mochaclownlover Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2015
    Messages:
    669
    Likes Received:
    198
    Location:
    orlando, Florida
    I have recently set up a 45 gallon cube(started Sept.18) and currently have some diatoms hanging around and a bit of hair algae, but this morning I noticed something different. There are slimy strings of algae, some are brownish and some are clear/whitish. I'm probably just being paranoid but I'm worried that they are dinos. Any help is greatly appreciated.
    1108171908.jpg 1108171908a.jpg 1108171908b.jpg 1108171908c.jpg 1108171909.jpg 1108171909a.jpg 1108171909b.jpg 1108171909c.jpg 1108171909d.jpg 1108171909e.jpg 1108171911c.jpg 1108171911d.jpg 1108171911f.jpg 1108171911h.jpg 1108171912c.jpg 1108171912a.jpg
     
    Tags:

  2. saltyfilmfolks

    saltyfilmfolks Lights! Camera! Reef! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Photo of the Month Award

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2014
    Messages:
    20,757
    Likes Received:
    19,314
    Location:
    California
    Diatoms , cyano, a couple of other things.

    I'd beef up the snails.
     
    mochaclownlover likes this.
  3. mochaclownlover

    mochaclownlover Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2015
    Messages:
    669
    Likes Received:
    198
    Location:
    orlando, Florida
    Thanks! Haven't picked up my clean up crew yet, should be getting them some time on Friday
     
    saltyfilmfolks likes this.
  4. saltyfilmfolks

    saltyfilmfolks Lights! Camera! Reef! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Photo of the Month Award

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2014
    Messages:
    20,757
    Likes Received:
    19,314
    Location:
    California
    Oh cool.

    You can help them out too but hitting it with a tooth brush. They'll have a tough time with the bid stuff unles there's a lot of them.

    If you have some Po4 in the water , you can run a little gfo and it'll help pull out the silicate. I did mine in a sock on the return pump. Few table spoons , then I just add another the next week.
     
    mochaclownlover likes this.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page

Loading...