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Old 02/07/2018, 05:36 PM   #4451
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If i were a betting man....and i am....the dinos will be back. Especially if you have a sand bed. Dinos have a way of forming a protective barrier and hiding to wait out the bad times (chemicals) and come out a visit when the time is right.

Ive had the dinos receed for several months after chemical treatments and then out of nowhere the dinos blow up once the N & P levels bottom out.

If you beat it with dino x....thats great and your the first person ive met who beat dinos with this product.


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Old 02/07/2018, 06:09 PM   #4452
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If those are indeed Dino's which they appear to be -- it is a long tough battle. No chemicals on the market will treat it. Chemicals only make the situation worse causing so many other issues throwing the eco system out of balance. The only treatment that seems to make a dent is elevating N03 & P04 levels along with pulling out your sand bed. A UV works depending on which strain of dino you have.

If your N & P levels are zero i would start by boosting up those levels. Avoid chemicals if at all possible. Just my $0.02

Imo, thatís absolutly true except i kept my sandbed.

Added O3 2 hrs a night

Started feeding a LOT MORE

Exported tons of those buggers siphoning those little buggers into the dino trap in my video above

Gone in about 2 weeks.


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Old 02/07/2018, 06:10 PM   #4453
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If i were a betting man....and i am....the dinos will be back. Especially if you have a sand bed. Dinos have a way of forming a protective barrier and hiding to wait out the bad times (chemicals) and come out a visit when the time is right.

Ive had the dinos receed for several months after chemical treatments and then out of nowhere the dinos blow up once the N & P levels bottom out.

If you beat it with dino x....thats great and your the first person ive met who beat dinos with this product.

DinoX seems to be hit n miss depending on strain.


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Old 02/16/2018, 12:27 PM   #4454
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Guys I need some advise; I'm thinking about adding more cuc like some snails. I have a lot of denitrus buil-up every couple of days on my rocks that I think maybe adding fuel for the dino"s. But after fighting almost a year with dino's my water has seen dinoX, phycoEx, dinoxal, H2O2 and I didn't do a water change for months, I'm afraid this wil fuel more dino's. Has my water become dangerous to snails or other micro-fauna? I have GFO bags in the water for a couple of weeks now, does this remove al the toxins from the dino's and dino-treatments? Thanks for the help!


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Old 02/16/2018, 08:50 PM   #4455
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GFO will remove phosphate and silicate, but it won't remove much in the way of organics. Some fresh carbon will help remove organics. You might need several batches, if there's a lot of organic content in the water. Unfortunately, we have no practical way to measure that parameter.

When you say "detritus" do you mean leftover food and the like, or some sort of microbial growth?

I'd probably do a few water changes, although they might fuel a bit of growth, to keep the ionic balance in line.


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Old 02/17/2018, 10:25 PM   #4456
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I believe I have ostreopsis dinos. They are primarily on the sand bed but I've lost two acropora. I started running carbon and vacuumed the sand every night. Po3 was 10 and Po4 was .1 They kept coming back every day for about a week. I bought a UV Sterilizer and it had an immediate impact. It didn't get rid of the problem but slowed it down so I only have to siphon about every third day. Not sure where to go from here but I might try adjusting the flow rate on the UV sterilizer then give it some time to see where the tank goes.

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Hi. I'm having brown "dusty" cyanobacteria, diatom or dinoflagellates. It seems to me now that it is dinoflagellates. Here's a couple of pics of how they look under the microscope. Can you help he ID it?





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I'm guessing ostreopsis, they look similar to mine. Do they move around a center point?


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I'm guessing ostreopsis, they look similar to mine. Do they move around a center point?

Yes, they do. Do you know how can I control them ?


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Yes, they do. Do you know how can I control them ?
I'm using a UV sterilizer right now which is somewhat effective but hasn't eliminated the problem yet. I've only been running it about a week.


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Old Yesterday, 02:42 PM   #4461
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I had dinos for months. I used dino-x everyday until it was gone. Turned off UV for several hours after dosing. Dino-x instructions state you should dose every 48-72 hours, I can't remember off the top of my head which is correct. I however, dosed every night until the dinos was gone. I've been dino free for the last several months. I also made sure to sterilizer all equipment that was used on the tank but was not part of the in-tank treatment.

I'd also like to add that my dinos was really bad, covering all surfaces and smothering/killing my corals. That's why I said F it and dosed every single night and at a higher than recommended dosing strength.


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I agree that they likely are dinoflagellates. That makes sense, given the symptoms. You could try Dino-X. I am not sure that any animal is likely to help.


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