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Old 03/03/2021, 07:07 PM   #1
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brown stringy stuff coming off my live rock ?

winning the war against bubble algae and aptasia by using vibrant and bergi nudis but what is this brown stringy stuff that i see now coming off my live rock and corals?

dying nuisance algae or a new problem?




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Old 03/04/2021, 09:36 PM   #2
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Hard to tell. A closer pic would help. It kind of looks like dying algae, but wouldn't you know it, if it was that?

Does it look like a golden snot, with air bubbles that increase through the day? If so it could be a new problem - dinoflagellates.

It looks more brown in the pic, so it may not be dinos. Regardless of what it is, manual removal, along with some hungry snails and/or a Scopas Tang should help. Most herbivore won't eat it when it's long like that. Manual removal gets it down to the length that they will.


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Old 03/04/2021, 09:57 PM   #3
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brown stringy stuff coming off my live rock ?

u donít think its dino.
its more brown and not as snotty

i wonder if vibrant caused this
it really took care if bubble algae outbreak but now all my zoas and hammer corals are ****ed
i hope they survive
how do you reverse the adverse side effects of vibrant cleaner?

it could be the new led lights i installed recently as well
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Old 03/05/2021, 02:30 PM   #4
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here is another view
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Old 03/05/2021, 03:16 PM   #5
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Well, it's a good thing it's not dinos. I'd just call it the general brown uglies. I have no experience with vibrant. Maybe someone has, and can chime in. My previous advice still stands.


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Old 03/07/2021, 05:40 PM   #6
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Generally if you have a bloom of something, you need less of what's driving it. Multiple 10-20% water changes to lower nutrient levels might help, spaced every few days.


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