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Old 12-20-2017, 02:35 AM
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First additive I would try to dose 7 ml CoralBooster every other day for one week, than cut back to 2 x weekly. Observer your corals over the next 2 weeks for changes. Tissue should become a little bit darker and color more intensive.

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So I have been on and off fighting slime for quite some time now using coral snow and zeobac with limited success. I think over time its evolved into multiple problems so here are a few pics to show... Wondering if maybe its also Dinoflagellates. Any ideas of how to treat this?
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So I have been on and off fighting slime for quite some time now using coral snow and zeobac with limited success. I think over time its evolved into multiple problems so here are a few pics to show... Wondering if maybe its also Dinoflagellates. Any ideas of how to treat this?
best way to know is to look at it using any cheap microscope. there are multiple identification sites that describe Dino. alex have posted awesome vids and description for ID.
take a look at this thread.

http://www.zeovit.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36888

if indeed its dino, the best way seemed to be a product called Phyco Ex. its available only in Europe unfortunately. some have reported success with Dino X, but not everyone.
lets first see if its dino or something else (cyano, diatom) then we can put a plan to treat it.
if you like we can work together on some plans, but will need your help in 2 things:
1- positive ID if its Dino
2- detailes of your system, dosing, load, parameters, zeo dosing, system age, pictures of your display tank, pics of your equipments everything that you can provide so we can troubleshoot remotely.

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Old 04-03-2018, 02:03 PM
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I ordered a microscope and camera adapter for the phone... will try to verify id and but might be next week before I have that.
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so I might be doing this all wrong but this is all I can see under a microscope with the stuff thats on my rocks.
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Old 04-06-2018, 05:41 PM
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so I might be doing this all wrong but this is all I can see under a microscope with the stuff thats on my rocks.
I think you have the pic a bit out of focus you need to try and focus the microscope image.
another thing I think you took algae with your water sample under the scope.
all what you need to do is:
1- collect water sample with some of the suspect algae using clean turkey paster or syringe
2- put the sample in clean cup or any small container. shake the sample to mix it
3- with a syringe collect some of the water inside the cup but do not such in too much visible particles (you are looking for micro organisms not algae or sand..etc)
4- put this collected sample under the microscope (you need couple of drops at the most if you are using microscope glass sheet)

again what you want to put under the scop is somewhat of the clear water not the junk in the water. dino is microscopic protozoon, it should be in the water column if it exist in your system.

that being said I see in the first pic an organism that might look like dino but the pic is not clear.
do you see things moving? circular organisms moving and bumping with each other?
make sure you check the threads I gave you to unde3rstand what is dino look like so you know what you look for.
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Old 04-06-2018, 05:42 PM
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this is what I get when I test my water under microscope. the water sample that produced these pics is clear water sample, but as you see under the scope you see all the microscopic animals./
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Thanks for the explanation Ill try again Tonight


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Thanks for the explanation Ill try again Tonight


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Btw just to be clear what I posted is not dino. What I posted is actually diatom and cyano which what I had. The idea is that if you see these organism moving actively they are dino. If not most likely either cyano ot diatom or something else.
So once u test post ur pic or video and we will help you identify them we plan the treatment based in the I'd. Good luck

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Old 04-06-2018, 10:36 PM
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Ive been trying to get stuff but the kids are making hard to get time. This is all Ive been able to get so far nothing looks like what you posted. I do see some movement on occasion but nothing that looks like what is in the other thread.


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Old 04-06-2018, 10:42 PM
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Ive been trying to get stuff but the kids are making hard to get time. This is all Ive been able to get so far nothing looks like what you posted. I do see some movement on occasion but nothing that looks like what is in the other thread.


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Before we do final judgment can you zoom your scope on the smaller particles?
The scope should have couple of scales so you can zoom and focus on the smaller round organisms am seeing in the pic.
From high level I do not think what you have is dino. But let's make sure

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Old 04-06-2018, 10:43 PM
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One more thing, the last pic that have a chain like animal do look like cyano btw.

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Were heading out of town in the morning so Ill try again Monday. I havent figured out the zoom yet Ill have to download the manual. I did have these too


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Old 04-06-2018, 10:51 PM
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Were heading out of town in the morning so Ill try again Monday. I havent figured out the zoom yet Ill have to download the manual. I did have these too


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On the last picture are these small round things in a cluster moving constantly?
Do your algae in the tank appear during the day and disappear at night?
Do the algae in the system have bubbles especially during the peak light?

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Old 04-06-2018, 11:08 PM
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Nothing is moving constantly. Yes algae gets worse throughout the day. Yes bubbles peak light.


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