Short version.Does dyno need a light to live?
Is it algae or bacterial?
Does it dissapear when the lights turn off?
Good question and well thought out.What is everyone’s feeling about growing Chaeto while fighting dinos?
On one hand I feel like I should keep it going just because it’s been part of my system since day 1 and I don’t want to disrupt things.
On the other hand there are some potential negatives:
-It consumes nitrate and phosphate (working against my dosing)
-It collects and grows dinos (my proprocentrum seem to love propagating on the chaeto).
I’ve recently started rinsing off my chaeto daily in a RO freshwater dip as I’ve read (I think in this thread) that dinos die instantly in fresh water.
I never recommend a restart. because getting all the dinos is hard, and if you purchase any rock/coral at any point reintroduction is possible, maybe likely. And that's leaving out the livestock you know you want to keep from the infected tank.I’m really tired of fighting this. I have lost so much money in coral. I think I want to re start this tank. How long will I need to let it sit empty? I’m thinking of removing everything and running bleach through the system. Like a light concentration. I could re do all the plumbing as well. Point is, if I go this drastic, I want to be sure I get it gone. Then I have a concern of my anemone. I have a prized blue gigantic carpet that has made it through all this and I’ve had for five years. If I return it to the “new tank” I’m concerned about Dino’s being inside or on it and then re affect the tank over again.
coolia dinos. treat like ostreopsis, though they hang out on sand a little more.Anyhow I have what I’m guessing is a type of dinoflagellate but I could use some help with ID.
The cells and their associated mucus can be toxic. Toxicity level depends on the strain and the specifics of the outbreak. Bivalves likely ingest large numbers of free swimming dinos.So I just got home and found my clam dead.... Anyone know how this stuff affects clams?
I'm trying anoter blackout with the addition of Dino-X.I've nearly got rid of Dino's but not quite.
So far I've done two 3 day blackouts with a couple of weeks in-between.
The front of the tank is completely free, but in a low flow area at the back they seem to be coming back (I've rearranged the powerheads and sump return to increase flow to the area).
The microscope I have isn't great so I struggled to make an identification. But the Dino's seem to be non toxic, had them for months and nothing has died. And they seem to stay on the sand bed. Not on the rocks.
I have a 25w vecton600 UV filter running slowly at 300lph. The tank is 150litres.
You can see the area they have returned to at the end of this video.
To be honest, I wouldn't recommend any of that in your case...Does this look like a reasonable plan?
you have large cell amphidinium dinos that will stay in the sand and aren't much affected by darkness.The microscope I have isn't great so I struggled to make an identification.
I picked up the 55 watt Jabao and have been running it for 2 days in my display. Anyone have experience on how long to start seeing something. I have noticed that my skimmate more wet and on the lighter side. Not sure if this is dead dino or not.I used a 55 watt jebao for a while. It was relatively cheap and effective. It’s also big and clunky. I decided to run UV full time so I bought an aqua uv 57 watt. It’s more compact and I believe more durable. I’ve been using my aqua UV for about 18 months.
Thanks for the advice. large cell amphidinium makes sense as I've not lost any inverts in the number of months the Dino's have been present.To be honest, I wouldn't recommend any of that in your case...
based on video in your post here...
you have large cell amphidinium dinos that will stay in the sand and aren't much affected by darkness.
I know you've seen some success so far. Maybe you'll find dino-x works. Personally I've seen more reports that it harmed corals than that it got rid of dinos. So it's not recommended anywhere in this thread. But let us know how it does vs your strain.
Hey team, good news and bad news on my tank. Since adding the UV and Carbon my Dinos are gone everywhere except the sand in less than a week. Bad news is a handful of my acros are browning out, losing all the zooxanthellae on their flesh and looking “dry”.
Any ideas? I’m thinking depleted trace elements from lack of WC as anything I can measure is good.
Anyone know what’s in this stuff?
I have no intention of using it now that things seem to be going in the right direction for me with the N-P-UV method. I saw it on a YouTube vid when I was first starting my internet search on dinos (before I came across this thread) and ordered it from Germany.