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I know its really hard, with my phone, they seem darker in real life.
The ones I'm used to look a bit like a popcorn kernel. There's a dino identification link somewhere in this forum but I can't find it now.I know its really hard, with my phone, they seem darker in real life.
Are you sure you had dinos? I battled with them for months until I read an article about raising the ph high as possible without killing NY fish and corals. The increase in ph in the water messes with thier internal ph and they die as a result. Mine cleared in less than two weeks. I tried peroxide but it didn't work. Now there is different strains of Dino and what might work for one kind may not affect another. It's very easy to confuse with cynoaaaaaaarrrrrrr just wanted to share my recent battle and how i won!!!!!!!!!
"i wish i took pics but i didn't.."
so about 3 weeks ago my tank broke out pretty bad i mean bad!!!!!! my coast to coast overflow would get plugged and almost overflow my tank..... so i did my research and found numerous methods and even asked advice from top dogs like sunnyx and Mark Poletti who both recommended light's out for 3 days and raise my ph...so i tried this on 3 different occasions no luck!!!! getting ready to put a hammer through my tank i kept on looking for more info and trying to figure out why it happened.... it could have been one of 3 things...
#1 microbacter 7 od.
#2 vodka od.
#3 my ro membrane.....
im really leaning towards number 3 since i just replaced my membrane like 2 weeks before this happened.... i have a kent hi-s unit and the membrane was like 115$ to replace..arrrr so i searched around and found air water ice sold cheap ones for like 35$... keep in mind i have the hi-s meaning silicate removal.... i bought el cheapo membrane that didn't have the silicate removal or what ever the kent has."dino's love silicates".. then my problems arose... so after trying numerous things and never found anything that would kill the suckers off, i talked to a local biologist in my local club...."he recommends hydrogen peroxide 1ml per 10gallons of water daily" so i give that a shot "scared" i have a full blown sps reef, i dose .5ml per gallon on the first day... day 2 no change, so i do the recommended dose and wake up day 3 and the tank looks better.... after 5 days of dosing h202 my tank is clean again "yeah!!!!!!" i went ahead and dosed it for 7 days to make sure they don't come back lol.... i must say since adding the h202 over 9 days ago i have not had to wipe the glass once it stills sparkles!!!!! hmmmmmm got me wandering if i should dose a couple ml per day for ever lol..... thought's anyone????
I started with dry rock I also ran UV for quite some time and dinos still appeared, allowing my tank to get dirty has really knocked my dinos for six. Im going to syphon the sand bed and clean the glass on sunday, then next week I think I will do a water change and see what happens.My tank is current in infancy stages and so far I just have my Chaeto growing like weeds. I am trying to prevent dino's from ever taking hold so hopefully starting of with a Fuge and soon to add UV will be my ounce of prevention.
It would be interesting to note if anyone else has experienced Dino's after running a system with dry rock, refugium, and UV. From my observation these thing are recommended to cure an already existing outbreak.
Yeah, I am definitely going to avoid GFO or carbon dosing.. This would require more time then I am willing to invest. I've never had an issue maintaining low Phosphates and nitrates and don't overcrowding so it should not be an issue.
Bummer! Do you use GFO or have a refugium?I started with dry rock I also ran UV for quite some time and dinos still appeared, allowing my tank to get dirty has really knocked my dinos for six. Im going to syphon the sand bed and clean the glass on sunday, then next week I think I will do a water change and see what happens.
Instead try here: Dinoflagellates – Are You Tired Of Battling Altogether?I am fighting dinos in one of my tanks and I'm definitely going to read through this thread. It took me awhile to figure out they were dinos and slowly killing some of my corals. Currently I'm trying to ruin their day by blasting them with a turkey baster / tooth brush and dosing nitrates.