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What is this greenish brown stuff?  Grows very fast, and has attached to new frags within two days.  How do I get rid of it?

Sorry about the photo. I misplaced the filter gel I had.

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It looks like Dino. I had it few months back and lost few sps frags. I was lucky to beat it just by removing as much as I can then doing 3 days total blackout. Remember to turn off algae scrubber light as well during blackout.


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dino's.  I'm actually currently in the midst of fighting it.  I don't really want to do a blackout yet so I've taken to daily H202 dosing (@10mL/10g) and manually blowing off all the algae.  Mine was expected with a tank transfer and the resulting lack of biofilter.  It's being brought under control as my refugium has filled with macro.  I added an order of pods+ and a CuC replenishment too which seems to be helping.  Gotta blow it off though, it definitely damages coral/inverts. 

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+ 1 on the daily H2O2 dosing. I had issues in my Nuvo 10 and didn't do a black out but just had the blues running and daily dosing and in 2 weeks it was gone.

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Cannot remember, but doesn't chemiclean help with this?  Ahh wait, that's cyano...

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You can use a Turkey baster to help blow it off the rocks and then suck it out with a hose and use a filter sock then return the water to tank or just do a water change. 

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H2O2 works really well in conjunction with the turkey baster, like Brandon mentioned.  I've also taken to dosing it right after blowing it all off my rocks so I nuke all the suspended gunk.  

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I am starting to attach the dino without using a black out.  First step of filtering the water through a filter sock did not work very well.  Obviously I will need a much finer sock because 80% of the crap went right through.  

Starting the 2 week H2O2 regimen. 

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I have heard mixed reviews on black out, as it can often times come right back after you bring the lights back on.  

I had a mix of cyano and dino during my tanks "uglies phase"  I vacuumed,  water changes, lowered my phos, basically I had tried a lot of things.  

Then I stumbled on a thread about vibrant aquarium cleaner on R2R.  People were saying great things about it and they had amazing before and after pictures.  I spent the $30 and got a bottle.   WOW!!  This stuff is amazing and I mean A-MA- ZING.  It is a bacteria that feeds on algae.  I did two doses for three weeks and everything was gone.  

People online cry foul, the typical "thats snake oil" crap but I tell you what, it works better than ANYTHING i have tried in the past and did NOT affect any of my corals or inverts. 

I live in SW as well, if you want to borrow some 4" 100 micron socks you can. 

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