Dinoflagellates

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Pants, Feb 8, 2014.

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  1. Pants

    Pants Plankton

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    I don't know UV sterilizers well enough to recommend one. As a hobbyist (rather than a biologist), I can say everything I've heard is that most being sold are much too underpowered.

    A lot of people have had success with peroxide dosing. I don't have an explanation for why it has worked for some and not others, but if I had a dino bloom in my tank I think I would give peroxide a try too.
     
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  3. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    Hello Pants, are you still interested in I.D.ing dinos?
    I just pulled this out of the back of the tank. I've seen them shimmering back there for a while and decided to investigate. I have this sample in a bowl of salt water and I can send it your way if you are interested. Sending a pm. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Are there dinos in that photo?
     
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    That would be bubble algae billme
     
  6. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    I stand corrected. Guess I got wires crossed.
     
  7. zesty

    zesty Sailfin Tang

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    Pants, has anyone see my pants around here? Wait, I'm wearing pants, have anyone see the user Pants??

    I have some dinos for you!!
     
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    Pants Plankton

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    I'm still around and still IDing dinos. Your photo looks like bubble algae and some other macro algae. That should be much easier to get under control than a dino. Water changes and an emerald crab should wipe that out quickly.
     
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    hmmm, my experience with bubble algae is that it's got more of a thicker "skin" to it. These bubble pop/release as soon as some aggressive flow hits them. Then also, the brown in the picture is really gelatinous, basically it cannot be grabbed onto. I usually suck it up out of the tank.

    I can try and get better pictures if needed.
     
  12. Pants

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    I was referring to Billme's photos. Yours, Zesty, do look like dinos. I'd love a sample too because the growth habit appears similar to the dino I haven't managed to get a species ID for yet. Its more mucousy than the other pest dinos, and often appears/starts as a blob in a very localized area. It is a very small cell relative to the other dinos. I could also mail something to you to help with it if you don't mind being a guinea pig.