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waldoz

I posted this on my thread but I got crickets 😁.  I would really like to get rid of this. The cyano was probably competing with it. No cyano and this is really going gang busters.

 

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Scrubbed the rock with tooth brush but always comes back.  Ideas or suggestions please...

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seabass

When scrubbing, does it seem more like a sponge or a bacterial colony?  How does it hold up to siphoning or some blasts from a turkey baster?

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waldoz

I would say sponge but bacteria not sure. It's got to be Dinos or Diatoms but leaning more toward Dino.   With the turkey baster it some comes off but mostly big chunks. The siphoning not so much comes off.

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5 minutes ago, waldoz said:

It's got to be Dinos or Diatoms but leaning more toward Dino.

I'm not thinking that it's dinos; however, you can check.  Dinos are single celled organisms that tend to congregate together.  So if you take a sample and shake it up to break up the group of cells, then leave the sample under your aquarium lights for at least an hour; if the cells reorganize and form a mass again, then it's likely dinos.

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LazyFish

Looks more bacterial to me.

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waldoz

The tank is not cloudy though which is good I guess.  I have a 4 stage BRS filter incoming 3 TDS and 0 TDS going out into storage tank.

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Murphych

Looks like sponge to me

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waldoz

Well here are some pictures.

Samples

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After shake up.

 

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Sitting under light, will check back in an HR.

 

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This is what it looks like under daylight.

 

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Hope that helps.

 

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waldoz

After an HR and 15 min.IMG_20210419_184159335.thumb.jpg.33c724ee80b19e7be6838f5d2c586a93.jpg

 

They just looked like floaties and not clumping together.

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seabass

IDK, maybe chrysophytes (a.k.a.golden algae).  A microscope might help to confirm.

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waldoz

I know someone that might have a decent one. Will look that up though.

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waldoz

Had to order some slides and should be here tomorrow. I'm ready to eradicate this stuff.

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waldoz

Just realized I posted on my tank thread. This is through unitron microscope mostly used for circuit boards.

 

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Can't really tell. I am guessing algae  might try peroxide need to do some more looking.

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