Need ID, help and advice please

BRS

JAWSIII

Community Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 2, 2020
Messages
95
Reaction score
27
Location
METAIRIE
Hi all. I have a 65 DT tank with a 20high sump. DT is doing great corals all seem happy. In my sump I have a reddish color growth that holds a lot of air bubbles that is over taking everything including my Mexican caulerpa . I also have some red macro algae growing on a clip suctioned to the glass so the red air bubble stuff hasn’t gotten there. The red stuff is mainly growing on the xport bio block that I have in the sump and that is where the cualerpa is also. It used to just be green hair algae and cualerpa growing together but no all the green hair is mostly gone and it’s covered with the red stuff. I run a luxbird waterproof refugium light on a night schedule over the sump.

the first pic is the red stuff the second is the macroalge that I wanna keep growing. The third are my tank parameters as of yesterday. The only that has really changed was magnesium that was 1160 a few weeks ago and I have raised it to 1440. My first thought was to turn off the refugium light but that would hurt the macro.

none of it is in the DT at all.

any advice ??
E3340248-011B-4456-9E31-E36F33839AF8.jpeg


D80A7DE4-7760-4ED2-B202-52A80CB75592.jpeg


9B3D4D3D-F176-459F-9BC0-19FE72D7B889.jpeg
 
Orphek OR3 reef aquarium LED lighting

Jilly92

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 6, 2020
Messages
906
Reaction score
894
Location
Canton
Hi all. I have a 65 DT tank with a 20high sump. DT is doing great corals all seem happy. In my sump I have a reddish color growth that holds a lot of air bubbles that is over taking everything including my Mexican caulerpa . I also have some red macro algae growing on a clip suctioned to the glass so the red air bubble stuff hasn’t gotten there. The red stuff is mainly growing on the xport bio block that I have in the sump and that is where the cualerpa is also. It used to just be green hair algae and cualerpa growing together but no all the green hair is mostly gone and it’s covered with the red stuff. I run a luxbird waterproof refugium light on a night schedule over the sump.

the first pic is the red stuff the second is the macroalge that I wanna keep growing. The third are my tank parameters as of yesterday. The only that has really changed was magnesium that was 1160 a few weeks ago and I have raised it to 1440. My first thought was to turn off the refugium light but that would hurt the macro.

none of it is in the DT at all.

any advice ??
E3340248-011B-4456-9E31-E36F33839AF8.jpeg


D80A7DE4-7760-4ED2-B202-52A80CB75592.jpeg


9B3D4D3D-F176-459F-9BC0-19FE72D7B889.jpeg
Dino. Get a microscope. I'm dealing with ostreopsis and it bubbles, it's also toxic and when you blackout and it dies it releases toxins. Killed all my livestock and acros.
 

dedragon

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Feb 23, 2019
Messages
2,185
Reaction score
1,729
looks like cyano to me, i would do the dinoflagellate check with a glass of saltwater to see if that is there as well though
 
Zoanthids

Jilly92

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 6, 2020
Messages
906
Reaction score
894
Location
Canton
I'm aware of what it looks like lol. I'm telling you mine looked a mixture between the 2 and I positively ID dino with a microscope.
 

Jilly92

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 6, 2020
Messages
906
Reaction score
894
Location
Canton
Ok its not possible you had both? Just cuz you thought you saw dino in a small pinpoint view of the microscope...means go buy this and that product and add it to the tank?
Again im confused...
D
Well first I never go to the chemical route on things, I try to resolve naturally. Secondly I trust a microscope over your eyes haha. Y'all have a goodnight now
 
BRS

Have you ever had a Angelfish in your reef tank?

  • Yes and it was a model citizen (tell us which one)

    Votes: 170 33.7%
  • Yes but it did nip from time to time

    Votes: 70 13.9%
  • Yes but I had to remove it because it went rogue

    Votes: 33 6.5%
  • No but I would like to try one

    Votes: 142 28.2%
  • No and not interested

    Votes: 71 14.1%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 18 3.6%
Waterbox Aquariums: The Finest Aquariums
Top