Dinoflagellates my experience......h2o2 reefing tool!!!!!

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  1. jelly

    jelly Well-Known Member

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    What everyone using to get rid of dino and keep it gone. This thread is way to long for me to read it all. I see some mention of h2o2 but what's the guide lines on that
     

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    UV filter worked for me.
     
  3. jelly

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    How did you set up. On its own pump? Or the main is all water for throw it
     
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    This is kind of a defunct thread.

    Go here instead: Dinoflagellates – Are You Tired Of Battling Altogether?

    It's the main dino thread and a sticky in the Algae forum...

    H2O2 is not really effective and that thread has lots of great folks paying attention to it to help with questions like UV.
     
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    I plumbed it into the sump with a separate pump. You need low flow.
     
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    I had them too. Complete black out for a week and treated with fauna marin Dino X.
     
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    Mine went away on its own... it was a horror for months no matter what I did. Then it just went away... I started dosing different pods and I think one of the species started eating it. It makes sense that something in the wild eats these things and it should be something tiny.
     
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    I only had a problem with this when i first started my fish tank. It was actually pretty bad. But it ended up resolving itself after my tank accommodated for everything
     
  9. enb141

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    For all guys reading this old thread, this method using H2o2 is obsolete, most likely won't work so instead you need to get rid of 0.00 nitrates and 0.00 phosphates philosophy.

    If you can't keep nitrates above 0.00 then you have to slow your skimmer, reduce sump lights time, remove filtration socks / sponges, add KNO3 for nitrates, so basically 0.00 nitrates or phosphates means happy dinos.
     
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    h2o2.jpg

    Let's goooooooooooooooooo
     
  11. Rick Gaas

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    What size UV? And how many gallons of water in the system?
     
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    Iv'e been spot dosing H2o2 , It works !
     
  13. O'l Salty

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    I used a 25w on a 40 gallon breeder with a sump. Dino's were gone in a couple days and have not returned since January.
     
  14. Jonathan Troutt

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    I have been battling Dino’s for a while now. Someone suggested I get a UV Sterilizer. So I purchased a 55w less than 24 hours later and I see almost no Dino growth!

    I only have a 40gal with a 29 gal sump. The sterilizer is just about as long as my tank. One upside is while I’m running the UV I don’t have to run heaters...lol. It looks a bit strange mounted where it is but it was my only option. Plus I will be upgrading to a 75 or 90 within the next 6 months so everything will get changed around

    The top of my tank is all broken down as well this was right after I got it mounted to the wall

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    Getting a UV myself for this purpose. Wondering more specifically what worked for you....

    What wattage, for what size tank, what was your flow rate and how many hours a day? Thanks!
     
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    1 watt for every 2 gallons of tank water. Flow rate at 200 gph running 24/7
     
  17. sixty_reefer

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    I won my battle against cyano and dinoflagellates (toxic) by outcompeting these species.

    Introducing phytoplankton, rotifers and pods regularly

    Stopping dosing anything to the tank

    Protein skimmer scum dosed back in to the tank

    No water changes during the process

    All the above worked for me


    Continuous phytoplankton|rotifers reactor 24h food supply
    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?sh...reactor--24h-food-supply.526123/&share_type=t

    This is the reactor I’ve build to outcompete the dinos at first but as I carry on using it I’ve seen more benefits in keeping it running permanently.
     
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    Cory Valuable Member R2R Supporter Article Contributor

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    Were they the kind that dissappear at night and return durring the day? Mine are the slimy stringy brown bubbly ones that are there day and night.
     
  19. Rob Tisdell

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    3 day blackout and stopped vodka dosing. 20% water changes twice a week. 2 weeks later it is all gone. During this outbreak - Nitrates 0 Phosphates 0 . It doesn't make sense for the water changes to have an effect with my parameters but that is what I did and it worked for me.
     
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    Did you use the 3% concentration they sell for consumer use - or a different concentration?
     
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