Dinos or chrysophytes?

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Hey guys… got a scope today and trying to identify these plague that’s been covering my sand, rock and corals for months as a form of brown - green goup with oxygen bubbles caught in the slime. I’m pulling out filter floss every two days. I’ve assumed it’s been dinos up this point but now I’m not so sure.

These guys are still super tiny at 250x and don’t move at all. Aren’t all dinos supposed to move at least a bit?

My phosphate and nitrate keep bottoming out and I’ve dosed bright well neophos and neonitrate along with macrobactor 7 and dr Tim’s to no avail -

Any insight?

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That video and lack of movement points to chrysophytes. I'd like to see a pic of what it looks like in the tank for further confirmation.
Thanks a lot for your help!

My nutrients keep bottoming out and combined with this suffocating jelly I'm losing a lot of my corals.

I added a picture of what my filter floss looks like after two days in my HOB.

Just to clarify - hob filters - no skimmer.

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