I downloaded the Lux app. At 1pm in the center of the light at the top of the water I get a reading of 5,000. It goes down to 1500-2200 at the sand bed.A lux meter can be downloaded to your phone, or (much better) you can buy a handheld lux meter for $15, delivered. Sometimes less.
For now try the download. Take some test readings out in the sun to see if it's working right – not all software is 100% compatible with all phone light-sensors.
Post here when you get that far!
How to I bring those up? Increase feedings? Shut off the skimmer?Bring em up.
It may still be from weeks-to-months before things equalize in your system, so keep things as steady as you can water-wise.
You may have to keep these pest blooms in check with "elbow grease" until then.
$16 microscope off Amazon and an iPhone placed on the eyepiece. Simple.How are you guys getting these magnified pics? Do you all have microscopes and cameras attached? Is there a place I can send some samples too?
I think I have dinos but it could be something else - very dark maroon dusting on sand that goes away at night but doesn't get stringy or bubbly at all. Maybe cyano? I did one dose of peroxide yesterday and will repeat for a week just to see what happens.
Does peroxide work on Cyano as well?
BTW: I've gone through two bottles of vibrant and nothing has happened except all of my coralline has died.