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Old 04-19-2022, 03:22 PM
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Default F**K Dino's

Man.

Never had them like this.

Old Tank Syndrome led to sandbed cleaning and replacement plus I took out 1/2 of my LR to cook.

Dino's so bad it's killed a couple coral. Thick like a blanket my grandma made.

Never had that happen. Usually just an annoying, brief part of the cycle.

Doing manual removal and dosing with beneficial bacteria.

Going to start dosing phosphate and nitrate soon if it doesn't clear up.
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Old 04-19-2022, 06:40 PM
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yeah dinos are a pain, what worked for me:

1) dose phosphate and nitrates to get your nutrients up
2) try to id the dino, if they are the swimming type then uv will do the job
3) if they are not the swimming type, then dose silicates and keep your nutrients up

It took me a good 6 months before I was finally dino free...
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Old 05-03-2022, 06:48 PM
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New tank acquired.

Starting Fresh.
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Old 05-13-2022, 12:17 AM
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I think the Dino's did not like the looks of the new tank as it seems like as soon as I set it up, they started to reduce in the other tank.

I have been dosing a little phosphate and nitrates and have been adding microbacter 7.

I picked up some silicate additive and am going to start dosing that as soon as I pick up a test kit...
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Old 05-13-2022, 03:56 AM
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Live Phyto has been known to help tackle this. I've had a retailer reach out to me before for a large order of phyto for in store use that I was able to fulfill for them. I believe they used it in combination with other treatments.

End result though, no more dinos!

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Old 05-13-2022, 04:21 PM
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I guess because it will add phosphates and nitrates back into the water or for some other reason?

Also, do you sell live phyto?
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