Ostreposis Dinos; Very Capable Of Ruining A Tank..............And Making Me Think About Taking A Break From The Hobby

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I just cured my qt frag tank of ostreopsis.

You have to hit it at all angles.

I'm not sure how each of these impacted it specifically but I didn't want to leave anything to chance.

1.) Twice daily dose of hydrogen peroxide, 1ml per 10G each time.
2.) 3 day blackout.
3.) Dosed phosphates and nitrates to .1 and 10ppm levels respectively.
4.) Added uv sterilizer.
5.) Turkey basted the strands daily, especially off the coral, to push them into the water column and zapped by the uv sterilizer.
6.) Dosed micro-bacter and fritz turbo start several times to increase bacteria population.
7.) Dosed a variety of pods.
8.) Dosed phytoplankton daily.
9.) Removed all snails and hermits.
10.) Added second hydor koralia nano (10G tank) for increased flow in affected areas.
11.) Stopped all reef roids and mysis feeding.
12.) Ran a carbon packet in power filter to help keep corals ok during the toxicity.

Tank before treatment:
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Tank after treatment:
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All remaining brown crap I’ve been too lazy to turkey baste is turning into algae (never been so happy for algae before) and the sand is completely clear.
 
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Wow, sorry to hear about so many troubles. UV have totally cleared up my dinos every time I have had them on a few systems in just a few days. I wonder what is going on. Is the UV working? Bad bulb or something?
Brand new unit and sized correctly I believe; maybe a few more days will knock them out
 

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