Losing the Dino Battle

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Update: many of you were correct Dinos were definitely lower in numbers than before (in the beginning my substrate was blanketed) the glass was almost all Algae (discovered this as I was about to clean the tank... again.. and realized copepods were carving through the film on the glass like crazy. Understanding that only certain copepods will feed on certain Dinos I retested the film on the glass and almost no dinos. Dinos coming back very very slowly on substrate so slow that cleaning it up took only a couple minutes and another round of dosing Phyto, silicates, and Seed and having UV on at night should produce more algae and starve the rest of the dinos.
 

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You want to turn your tank into a giant skimmer. Put a air pump and stone in it under a powerhead to mix the bubbles in the water . Then brush the dinos lose with a soft bottle brush . You can use a net to scoop them out. Then cover your tank for three days. It will not hurt your corals and your fish will be fine. I did the 3 day black out and have not seen any dinos in a month knock on wood. I had double 0's my ATS was lite for 12 hours so I turned it down to 8 and my phosphate are at .04 nitrates 5.
 

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