Are these Dinos?!?!?

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Some look like ostreopsis and others look like amphidinium. Do they create long streamers with cysts and enter the water column at night? If so, ostreopsis
 
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Some look like ostreopsis and others look like amphidinium. Do they create long streamers with cysts and enter the
Some look like ostreopsis and others look like amphidinium. Do they create long streamers with cysts and enter the water column at night? If so, ostreopsis
they kinda just stay on surfaces
 
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0 nitrates 0 phos
0 Nitrates and 0 Phosphates will actually encourage dinos. They can survive and thrive in low nutrient systems. See below.

 

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0 nitrates 0 phos
Your first step is to raise you nutrients. Get nitrates up to 5-10 and phosphates to 0.03-0.10. You can do this by dosing nitrate and phosphate products. And then you have to hold them in that range. If you have a skimmer or refugium turn the skimmer off and reduce lighting hours on the refugium. Also stop doing water changes for the time being.

Do the dinos look better at night or early morning? If so theyre a species that go into the water column at night. A properly sized uv sterilizer will work wonders against water bourne dinos.

Lastly after your nutrients are stable and not hitting 0, you need to add bateria to outcompete the dinos. The dr tim product line is great for this along with adding live phytoplankton. I had great success beating my dinos with adding dr tims refresh, waste away, ecobalance and algae barns live phyto mix
 
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