Help with algae ID in my new tank.

FunFishin24

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Yeah yeah, I know, another algae ID question. I just upgraded from a 220 to 550 gallon tank. I acid bathed all but 5 rocks that I used for bacteria. I also used all new tropic eden sand & seeded it with about 1/2 bucket of sand that I used from old tank as well. All fish are doing great & the few corals I have, with the exception of my frog spawn, are doing good too. Not even 2 weeks after I transferred everything I have this algae outbreak. I thought it was diatoms at first but now it's getting worse with bubbles. I might be in for a Dino's fight.
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Water parameters are good.
Salinity--1.026
Temp--77.8
Ammonia--0
Nitrates--0
Nitrates--read zero with API, but gonna
retest with salifert
Phosphate--0
Calcium--400
Alk--8
Magnesium---1250. A little low
Ph---7.9-8.0 ph probe

If y'all think it is dinos, what is the best way to battle & why so soon. Thanks for reading.


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FunFishin24

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Forgot to mention that I have 2-XF150's on the back wall at 3/4 power & 2-MP40WQD's ( one on each end of tank on tidal mode ) for movement. I set up a big calcium reactor this morning as well.


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FunFishin24

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Forgot to mention that I have 2-XF150's on the back wall at 3/4 power & 2-MP40WQD's ( one on each end of tank on tidal mode ) for movement. I set up a big calcium reactor this morning as well.


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Carbon reactor not calcium reactor. (Headbang)


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