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    Dino plague in scrubbed tank.

    I am having a problem with a dino plague in 55 gallon tank where my only filtration is the scrubber. It seems like the only usable advice for getting rid of the crap includes lights out and increased filtration (protien skimmer etc) but what do you do when the lights ARE your filtration?

    Here is what I am fighting:




    I tried everything I could think of (increased PH via kalk, manual removal, H2O2 treatment, lights out for a week) but nothing kills this shit. Suggestions?

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    Re: Dino plague in scrubbed tank.

    Need pics of scrubber, and how much you are feeding.

    Lights out is not the answer.

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    Re: Dino plague in scrubbed tank.

    The scrubber is 2 full sized screens that each have a 26 watt 2700 CFL bulb about an inch or less from them, you have seen several pics of them in the other thread I have about lighting ideas. I feed the tank almost nothing, all I have is a mandrin goby and 1 damsel, I put a small amout of shrimp roe in every couple days (maybe a mass the size of a dime or less daily) I ahve never had any measurable nitrates, nitrites, ammonia since right after I got everything set up, I also dont have any phosphates.

    Each of the screens has the CFL like this one but I removed the T5 tubes based on your suggestion.

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    Re: Dino plague in scrubbed tank.

    What surfaces is it growing on.

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    Re: Dino plague in scrubbed tank.

    All of them, but its worse in areas with higher light, my screens and the upper rocks are the worst, it can get up to half inch thick on those.

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    Re: Dino plague in scrubbed tank.

    Are you sure its Dinos? It doesnt really look like it to me


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    Re: Dino plague in scrubbed tank.

    Im sure, it starts to look brown and bubble like that if given enough time. Also keep in mind there are millions, if not billions of different kinds of dinos. They dont ALL look alike.

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    Re: Dino plague in scrubbed tank.

    Which screens

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    Re: Dino plague in scrubbed tank.

    My algae scrubber screens, it grows prolifically on them.

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    Re: Dino plague in scrubbed tank.

    Let's see pics of the screen right before cleaning, from a few different angles.

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