1. mario4933

    Dinos ID (with microscope pics)

    Hello everyone, as the title indicates I need help identifying what kind of dinoflagellates am I fighting here. Thanks for the help
  2. T

    Dinoflagellate takeover!!!

    hi everybody, i’ve been battling dino’s for months now. here’s the story. i bought a tank (40B with 20gal sump; custom tank/stand/sump) that was running for a bout a year and taken down because the owner lost interest, but he put the live rock in a couple 5 gallon buckets of salt water to...
  3. CherBear811

    POLL for those who have had DINOS

    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. Thanks...
  4. Idoc

    Dinos on Corals

    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?
  5. Idoc

    Moving corals from tank with Dinos

    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?
  6. Idoc

    Need Help Identifying Type of Dinos

    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...
  7. Danh Ngo

    Battling Dinos!!!

    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 :) Doing: - Raising my No3 and PO4 - Adding a filter sock, and clean it daily - Manually remove as much as possible Planning...
  8. T

    Amphidinium Dinoflagellate Treatment Methods

    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...
  9. Reefer18

    Dinoflagellates? Please help!

    Dinoflagellates or some other algae type? (Pics attached) Tank Info: 30 gallon softie reef 5 months old RO water Salinity 1.025 Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 1 Calcium 440 Alkalinity 8 Phosphate 0 (according to API) I plan on getting a more accurate kit for phosphates
  10. seastar

    Can Dinos cause really low ORP?

    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...
  11. seastar

    Dinos? Diatoms? Cyano? Oh my!

    Ok, my tank has been setup for 6-7 months for this very much could just be "the uglies". This has been going on probably 6 weeks without much sigh of slowing down. Under the scope the move like crazy for 5-10 min and then all die off. It looks like they have two tiny clear tails (sorry my...
  12. pboutin

    Chrysophytes battle

    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...
  13. Zack K

    If its not one thing, Its another...

    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...
  14. EricTheRed

    How do you transfer coral out of a Dino infested tank?

    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...
  15. Nathan Belz

    Still battling Dinos (Ostreopsis) Need help before my 150g SPS only tank is dead

    Still battling Dinos (Ostreopsis) Need help before my 150g SPS only tank is dead! I AM battling Osteopsis. I have my own microscopes and have confirmed on a previous thread that I have Ostropsis. I have a collection of really nice large SPS colonies in a 150g tank. I have been fighting...
  16. Nathan Belz

    Can someone help me ID cyano or dino, microscope pics.

    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...
  17. mcarroll

    Dinoflagellates – Are You Tired Of Battling Altogether?

    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...
  18. Rakie

    The Garden -- Rakies shallow SPS cube

    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...
  19. P

    Help with identification

    Help, what is this? At first we thought it was either dinoflagellates or diatoms (I do don't have a microscope) as it has a mucilaginous base and thread like appendages. But there are no bubble formations on the ends. And it does not behave as such according to what I have read. It is growing...
  20. Reefnewb

    how to move fish from a tank with dinos!?

    Need help... My 72g tank has had dinos from vinegar dosing and I plan to restart in a new tank (never carbon dosing again!) and I was wondering how i can move my fish over without moving the dinos over to the new tank!? Any help would be appreciated! thank you!
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