- Aug 27, 2015
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I do think the live rock in the DT was your defense against it. I made the mistake of starting my tank out with all base rock, the tank is closing in on it's 2yr mark which is what I've read takes for base rock to fully enrich.I have a frag tank and DT plumbed into the same sump. The frag tank is new and includes only frag racks and the Orphek V4; it broke out with Dinos immediately after launch. On the other hand, my DT is established with over 100 lbs of Florida Gulf Live Rock, Live Sand, and running Ocean Revive LED; it never had Dinos in all its history.
However, after dosing DinoX (for 8 rounds) and doing a water change to reverse, my DT now has Dinos for the first time, so the lights might not be the culprit. I am wondering if my DT (with the live rock) had a greater pods, biodiversity, and microbes population - and the DinoX wiped some of them out. As much as this sucks now, this could be a clue.
Would sufficient Live Rock be a good defense against Dinos?
Possibly the DinoX is to blame in killing off a lot of good stuff in the DT and limiting it's defense against the Dinos.
Can't explain why the frag tank on the same system got the Dinos in the first place. I know they are present in just about every fish tank but are naturally controlled if there is enough biodiversity on the live rocks. Possibly light intensity of the Orphek and new setup of the frag racks?