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

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  1. JoaoTomas

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    Finally (8 months later) I Won the battle!!!! ..by out competing dinos.

    The main solution it's promote other live organisms thrive in the system, by raising nutrientes, dosing bacteria, and stop things like carbon dosing, trace elements and Water changes.
     
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  2. IDAN

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    what type is this UV? I would like to get one.
    can it handle 200 gal?
     
  3. Jonathan Troutt

    Jonathan Troutt Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    I believe the exact brand is SunSun. But it’s similar to any of the 55w pond UV sterilizers you can buy. They are supposed to be good for 2000 gal ponds soooo.....
     
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    i have a brand new uv for sale. i’m in socal
     
  5. IDAN

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    what kind?
     
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    I tried Dino x, hydrogen peroxide and nothing is working. Dosing silicates now
     
  7. Andy Kang

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    Just I reduced my new coral into my tank anyone know what it is and why there is a clear sac or bubble there? The guy at my LFS was new and didn't know what it was and I'm wondering if it's an issue

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  8. Andy Kang

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    Any idea what kind of coral this is? The guy at my LFS didn't know he was new and what is this clear sac thing on it?
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    That coral looks dead
     
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    It's clearly dead.
     
  12. Wxguy23

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    I am in the dino fight now for over a month or so.

    Did anyone find that Microbacter 7 helped PROMOTE Dinos? I am on day 9 of dosing and the dinos are worse than ever...much more since I started Microbacter.

    Today I am buying more chemicals to raise Phosphate and Nitrates to try and help per suggestions...or buy Dino X.

    Tried:
    Blackout: 3x nope
    Diatoms breakout: nope (may have not given enough time?)
    Over feeding: nope
    No water change in 6 weeks: Nope
    Almost an entire bottle of H2O2, daily dosing for 3 weeks: nope
    Lights on for a couple hours a day: nope...lost two corals and anenome is sick,
    Coralife UV with new bulb for a month, blowing debris 3x daily: nope
    Raised PH to 8.8: nope
    Microbacter 7 for 9 days: nope (promoted it)

    Next steps...dose to raise Phos and Nitrates....or buy Dino X...I will give it another month or so then take down and sell. I have a couple trips coming up, and being gone 2-4 days will likely destroy my tank if I can't stay on top of these things.
     
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    I am in the dino fight now for over a month or so.

    Did anyone find that Microbacter 7 helped PROMOTE Dinos? I am on day 9 of dosing and the dinos are worse than ever...much more since I started Microbacter.

    Today I am buying more chemicals to raise Phosphate and Nitrates to try and help per suggestions...or buy Dino X.

    Tried:
    Blackout: 3x nope
    Diatoms breakout: nope (may have not given enough time?)
    Over feeding: nope
    No water change in 6 weeks: Nope
    Almost an entire bottle of H2O2, daily dosing for 3 weeks: nope
    Lights on for a couple hours a day: nope...lost two corals and anenome is sick,
    Coralife UV with new bulb for a month, blowing debris 3x daily: nope
    Raised PH to 8.8: nope
    Microbacter 7 for 9 days: nope (promoted it)

    Next steps...dose to raise Phos and Nitrates....or buy Dino X...I will give it another month or so then take down and sell. I have a couple trips coming up, and being gone 2-4 days will likely destroy my tank if I can't stay on top of these things.
     
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    That's interesting, as I've found the same thing. What happened since your post @Wxguy23 ?

    I got what appear to be Dinos after Nitrate and Phosphate dropped to zero (I wasn't doing anything aggressive to do this). I've stopped the little bit of GFO that I was running and I've been using Microbacter7. I've added my UV back into the system and popped an Oxydator in that I had laying around. I'm dosing Carbon but only 1ml per day in a net 480l system and I've got 2ml per day of Nitrate and Phosphate going into the system to try and raise them.

    I don't want to do a blackout as the corals are quite pale due to the lack of nutrients.
     
  15. gypsyboy38

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    I struggled with mine for about 2 months. I bought one of the petsmart UVs on a whim and they went away after about 5-7 days.
     
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    OMG! This is off topic but... I'm slowly working my way through this thread with serious interest, curiosity, and hope when I read your signature comment: "Sometimes I laugh so hard tears run down my leg" Hahahahahahahaha!!!! Way to break my intense concentration!
     
  17. LilElroyJetson

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    Great thread! Lot's of helpful info in here!
     
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