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yep. gold enough it could be chrysophytes. check the thread I linked and see if the pics in there matched what you are seeing.
 
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yep. gold enough it could be chrysophytes. check the thread I linked and see if the pics in there matched what you are seeing.
I'll take another picture today but some of the areas are real long and snooty. Not sure if Chyrsophytes can look like that? I just checked my phosphates and nitrates and they were stupidly high. Phosphates at 1.24 and nitrates at 40. The literally quadrupled after the blackout.
 

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long stringy is not typical of chrysophytes, but pretty strong indicator of dinos.
Totally possible to have a mixed assembly though. could be more than one thing.
 
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long stringy is not typical of chrysophytes, but pretty strong indicator of dinos.
Totally possible to have a mixed assembly though. could be more than one thing.
This looks like Dino's right? I feel like this tank is a lost cause and I am better off bleacing and starting over.

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yeah. that's gonna be dinos. But I disagree with your assessment of the tank.
 
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I promise, it's never that dire.
Before we dig too deep in what to do, lets see if we can get the actual organism(s) figured out.
suck up a little bit of material from 2 different spots. One from the long bubbly stings in this pic
and take the other sample from the blobby gelatinous stuff on the rock surface in this pic
Put both under the microscope and shoot short video so we can see cell movement.
 
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I promise, it's never that dire.
Before we dig too deep in what to do, lets see if we can get the actual organism(s) figured out.
suck up a little bit of material from 2 different spots. One from the long bubbly stings in this pic


and take the other sample from the blobby gelatinous stuff on the rock surface in this pic


Put both under the microscope and shoot short video so we can see cell movement.
Seeing the exact same in both areas. Here is the video. Dont think its Dino's

 

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agreed! congrats, you don't have dinos.
This is (what we have been calling) chrysophytes.
golden motionless tiny spherical cells embedded in thick gelatinous goo that keeps them spaced separately. I had not seen the gelatinous goo form long bubbly strings like this before, so thanks for demonstrating that.
great microscope view in the video. Those things are tiiiny.
 
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agreed! congrats, you don't have dinos.
This is (what we have been calling) chrysophytes.
golden motionless tiny spherical cells embedded in thick gelatinous goo that keeps them spaced separately. I had not seen the gelatinous goo form long bubbly strings like this before, so thanks for demonstrating that.
great microscope view in the video. Those things are tiiiny.
That's under 40x. How do I get rid of them?
 
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check the thread I linked in post #2. It's got about the most we know about them.
 

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