Ugly stage-diatom or Dino ?!

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Hmmmm… both Dino’s and diatoms feed off light! They normally disappear at night and come out to play when the lights are on… you could also have a mix of cyano and diatoms giving you that thicker mat appearance… microscope is really only the true answer here unfortunately
Yea I will be fix this pm with my friend microscope! I'm really hoping it's not Dino in any way.. if is that what a bad start of a reef tank :'(
 

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Yea I will be fix this pm with my friend microscope! I'm really hoping it's not Dino in any way.. if is that what a bad start of a reef tank :'(
Well once it’s identified it’s much easier to fight no matter what it is..
 

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Here is an awesome guide on what you are looking at. It's the PDF in the OP.

 
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Ok guys the result with microscope! Think I'm safe, it's only diatom ! What you all think ?!!
 

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Another picture (think it's better)
 

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Def possible… wouldn’t be able to tell unless you put it under a microscope.. my last battle with Dino’s looked identical to his tank and it sucked! lol… if my new tank got that I might just hang up my gloves.. it’s too big to fight that battle and win! :expressionless-face:
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You know many types of dinos are in our tank right? Almost all good except for 3.....dang
 

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And in a couple months you will have a GHA jungle like the rest of us had. What a great fun hobby....will just make the thrill of victory more sweet in the end.
And then you try to eliminate the Gha jungle and get to fight for half a year dinos and you celebrate when you see diatoms again. And all of a sudden there ain't a speckle of noticeable algae around anymore.
 
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And then you try to eliminate the Gha jungle and get to fight for half a year dinos and you celebrate when you see diatoms again. And all of a sudden there ain't a speckle of noticeable algae around anymore.
I'm afraid now
 

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And then you try to eliminate the Gha jungle and get to fight for half a year dinos and you celebrate when you see diatoms again. And all of a sudden there ain't a speckle of noticeable algae around anymore.
Exactly and the mess gets replaced with coralline.
 

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Definitely looks like diatoms my tank is two months old and had that on the live rock right around the 4 weeks mark. Now it’s gone mostly and green hair algae has taken its place.
 

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I'm afraid now
The joys of having a reef tank. Just remember there is no quick fix for a problem in a reef tank. If you have a problem research and ask questions and take your time to find the solution. Quick cure products usually just cause other problems.
 

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