First Time Dealing w/ Dinoflagellates - HELP

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    Skylar Oborny

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    I believe I am encountering Dinos , I have skimmed some information about it before. As of now I am thinking about following this method I had found here ---> http://www.advancedaquarist.com/blog/how-i-beat-dinoflagellates-and-the-lessons-i-learned , but idk if I should kill the lights since I have corals, would they die? Please help. Also, I know those are bubbles since I see them float to the top. I did not notice them this morning then I came back from class and noticed them covering about 40% of the sand and rocks. I really dont want to have to pull all my rock and boil it. What ways around this are there? You guys are the best thats why I ask you!

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    Are you sure they are dinos ? Other algae make air bubbles too, I see hair algae and some possible cyano but i can't see dinos for sure. You should look at @Marinne13 tank thread she had Dinos recently
     
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    I think you are right, it must be some sort of bubble producing algae. I think it has something to do with my lighting. Before I had a whitelight t5 light out along with a t5 actnic light. Ever since I have added the new bubs, bubbles have been producing only when the white light is on. Can someone explain this to me?
     
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    The white light must be just the right wavelength for the algae. Whenever I changed my lights it always caused a breef algae bloom.
     
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    so just wait it out?
     
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    What are your water perimeters? I would siphon out what I could and do a large water change.
     
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    How long are your lights on per day?
     
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    Make yourself up some saltwater and take a hard piece of hose and try to siphon as much of that out of the tank as possible. I had dino's REALLY badly when I started from using well water. I siphoned them out every single day for like 3 weeks while also doing extra water changes and they finally went away. Its all about nutrient export
     
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