Does this look like start of Dino Algae?

BRS

jiffyjhn

Active Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Jun 22, 2021
Messages
154
Reaction score
119
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
California
So I noticed some new Algae this week after siphoning the sandbed during water change last weekend.

The tank is a 32G AIO that is 2.5 months old.

About a month ago, there was diatom outbreak which was solved with addition of 4 trochus snails. Shortly after diatoms were cleaned up, I started seeing some Coraline algae growth. Then this week I started seeing stringy stuff on the sandbed and getting worse each day, and it's just starting to form on the rocks.

I am not sure if it's Dinos as I've never had it before in previous tanks, and I don't see any air bubbles. However, in the refugium it is worse and I can see some air bubbles.

some recent changes before seeing the new algae:
- installed skimmer several weeks ago, should be just broken in
- added some coral frags
- started feeding more heavily

A week ago I tested water, Nitrate is at 0. I don't have a Phosphate test kit. Will test the water again tonight

here are some pictures/video of the tank and refugium


tempImageIfVJpT.jpg

tempImagedvxysQ.jpg
tempImagebN3RZG.jpg
 
Corals.com

vetteguy53081

Well known Member and monster tank lover
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Aug 11, 2013
Messages
49,887
Reaction score
112,638
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Wisconsin - Florida in several months
Dino is a flagellate and not an algae. This is cyano which is a bacteria.
 
BRS

Do any of your fish eat the other fish's poop?

  • Yes

    Votes: 94 70.7%
  • No

    Votes: 12 9.0%
  • Not Sure

    Votes: 25 18.8%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 2 1.5%
GTA Reef
Top