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jostafew
03-30-2011, 01:10 AM
Hey everyone, I've been struggling with this nuiscance growth in my system and been following the usual guidelines for algae control; water changes, heavy skimming, being carefull not to over-feed, RO/Di makeup water etc. However, to make things more difficult I can't even identify this stuff to figure out how to deal with it!

Please check it out and let me know if you've seen it before. Thanks in advance!

http://members.shaw.ca/jostafew/algae1.JPG

http://members.shaw.ca/jostafew/algae2.JPG

Navarchus
03-30-2011, 01:34 AM
dinoflagellate!
ther is a new post about it just about now:

http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=73928

jostafew
03-30-2011, 04:28 AM
Very interesting, I just spent the last half hour reading about posts regarding STOPPING water changes.... Which is just great because in the course of 3 weeks I just did a 20% and 15% water changes to combat this!!!! Also my SG is a little high at 1.027 so I will work to bring that down.

New plan of action; reduce salinity, stop water changes for atleast a month, feed heavily in an attempt to raise nitrates a bit (currently reading 0).