I recently picked up an Aqua UV 57w unit used...couldn't pass up the price, even though it is a bit big for my system (75g tank, approx. 100g total). I will eventually hook this up in my sump for regular use, but initially will be using it to clear out some dinos in my main tank.
In order to...
Alright Guys & Girls, like the title says I have encountered a new roadblock in the hobby.
This thread will show you guys every step I take to battle this annoying pest and hopefully after I win this war you guys could look back to this thread to follow my steps and not make all the mistakes I...
20 gallon long
Calcium:320(I'm new to reefing would appreciate advice onhow to get this up to 400 range too)
Phosphate;0.1( added gfo and chemo pure, going down to 0.05)
Yellow tail damsel
8 hermit crabs...
Hey Randy, I know you must be busy but I came for your advice. I have been fighting diatoms for 5 months now. I have tried everything, I have 0 tds rodi water(fresh filters). Tried chemiclean if it was cyano. I don't think its dinos(no bubbles) Have a UV sterilizer in place. I added sera siporax...
Trying to gain some insight into conditions that might point to a trend. I personally have come to think lack of bio diversity and too low of phos and nitrate are the primary conditions that cause dino outbreaks to bloom, but since no one knows for sure, thought I would give this a try.
I saw a thread for testing for dinoflagellates with hydrogen peroxide ages ago and I cant find it again. I have searched and searched..... It was something to do with if the algae floated or not after exposure to hydrogen peroxide.
Anyone know what I mean or where the thread is? I don’t have a...
Couldn't get a response last week, so gonna ask again... maybe I'll get lucky and find someone who knows, lol.
Any advice on how to "clean" a coral from a dino-infested tank before moving to a dino-free tank? You think a peroxide dip would be enough?
Im going to break down and disinfect my coral QT that has been overtaken with dinos. I need to move my corals to my DT.
Besides a good dip in some CoralRx to catch any bugs, are there any other precautions I should take to ensure the dinos dont transfer to my DT? Peroxide solution dip possibly?
Interested in hearing what others are doing! Do others maintain a full time coral QT or do you just set one up for the 76day period when you receive new batches of coral?
I have been maintaining a full time 29g coral/invert QT for the past year. It has been headaches to say the least... It...
The Bad News: Microscope finally arrived and confirmed my Coral QT junk is Dinos! But, I am having a hard time determining exactly what type of Dinos I have! Please see attached photo...
This Coral QT has been a royal pain in the hind-end since starting it. I am really starting to wonder if...
I have a dinos outbreak about few weeks ago. I first notice some airbubble on the back glass, did not pay much attention to that. This is my plan. Any opinion would help :)
- Raising my No3 and PO4
- Adding a filter sock, and clean it daily
- Manually remove as much as possible
This thread is a spin-off from the @mcarroll very successful Dino thread
The purpose is to discuss methods for removal and fighting against a particular strain of dinoflagellate - Large Cell Amphidinium. It seems to make up about a third of the cases of dinos.
The reason this strain gets its...
Dinoflagellates or some other algae type? (Pics attached)
30 gallon softie reef
5 months old
Phosphate 0 (according to API) I plan on getting a more accurate kit for phosphates
a few weeks ago my GBTA stopped opening all the way and would stay semi open attached to his rock. In the last couple of days though he's closed completely. I think I may be battling Dino...could thatbhave something to do with it? Otherwise my parameters are all in check. Is he done for?
So after reading Randy's excellent simple version of the guide to ORP, I get that ORP mostly is the battle between oxydizers and reducers. A reducer can be food, waste, dead things and probably a ton of other stuff. Would it be fair to draw a conclusion that Dino's killing microscopic things in...
Pretty simple actually. I ran Phosguard during an approximate 80 hour blackout. After the blackout I removed the phosguard and treated the system with DinoX (from BRS) for 2 days. And that's about it. I'm currently dosing Nopox and beefed up my cuc. (phosphates were 0.25, nitrates 0.0)...
I'm currently battling what I thought was Dinoflagellates. @mcarroll has ID this for me as Chrysophytes. Here is a background on my tank and where I am now.
My tank build thread https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/4-years-old-and-just-getting-started.302988/
Total water volume 160 gal. I...
Well i have spent the past 2 hr reading up even more on Dino's and seem to be deadlocked. I have seen more pictures than i can count and read more descriptions of this nasty stuff than i wanted to. I am 100% positive i have dinoflagellates. I am out of town on a business trip so pictures to come...
I use Coral RX for my coral dip and I don't see anything mentioned on the label about it killing dino's. I have a bunch of nice coral in one of my tanks but there are toxic dino's (diagnosed with a microscope) that are slowly killing everything. I'd like to move some of the coral into another...
Hello, I am new to this forum. I will tell you a bit about myself.
I am not new to the saltwater tank world but I started again around 8 months ago. I am originally from Venezuela where I used to get my rocks and many stuff from the sea. Now I can't do that since I am not leaving there.
I have been fighting what I believe to be Dinos and have been in and out of my tank for over a year. I have attached some pics I took today through my microscope of the organic. It doesn't appear to be moving. They appear rapidly, hang all over my SPS and accumulate or create bubbles. They...
I don't know what percentage of folks had luck battling dinos with any of the methods in the old Dino thread but it's obviously a very low percentage, so I'd like refresh folks on the natural alternatives and lay out three areas of info:
some of the factors that contribute to a dino outbreak...
This build has been living since October, tank is stocked and has SPS and blah blah. Might as well start the story from the beginning though..
Finally got all the equipment gathered and am starting to build the tank
The tank is a modest...
so I don't know what I have but I want to fix it right or know how to control it effectively... I have a rust brown covered substance that grows mainly on substrate and on the rocks some. It recedes significantly at night and is back in force during the day. It clumps on sand, not dusty