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Just wanted to give an update.

I had the worst dinos. Would come home and have a matte of bubbly dinos on my sand bed where it was lifting onto the rocks.

I tried microbacter 7, dosing Plankton, nothing worked. Leaving the tank dirty and raised nutrients didn’t help.

Then I plumbed a UV sterilizer straight into display, coming out and back in on its own Jebao return pump.

Fast forward a few weeks and this is where I’m at coming home from a days work... white sand bed!!!!!

I’m not out of the woods yet as I see little brown dust inside the sand. But the snotty dinos is not elevating into water like before . Just my progress

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For certain types of dino (those that go back to the water column after lights out, ie osteopsis) UV is extremely effective given the right wattage and flow. I just finished successful treatment myself with UV similar to you, after other methods have not been effective.
 
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For certain types of dino (those that go back to the water column after lights out, ie osteopsis) UV is extremely effective given the right wattage and flow. I just finished successful treatment myself with UV similar to you, after other methods have not been effective.
I believe that’s what I had
 
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Just posting a follow up.

DINOS are officially cured. I noticed today that there is some light green hair algae on one of my rocks. This is a good tale sign when fighting DINOS, as what i've read.

Just when i was thinking of breaking down my tank to restart over and give up..

Again, patience is key in the hobby.
 

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Uv did it for me too! I went through all the same steps as you before getting one. I keep it hooked up in my sump now for some added insurance. Before and after shots, sorry about the blues didn't have a blue light filter before I added the uv.
 

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