I read your topic title, and wish to help out. I own two 12 gallon AIO systems. I did a lot of homework before I found the best UV for my smaller tanks. I went with the Coralife 5 watt UV on both my tanks. They are connected to Sicce pumps, 1.0 to give me just below the GPH recommendation.Looks like I pulled a case of the dinos....anyone wanna suggest a decent nano UV? Or confirm it’s ostreopsis? I’m like 99% sure. Thanks!
I can get way under your GPH this is invaluable information. Thank you!I read your topic title, and wish to help out. I own two 12 gallon AIO systems. I did a lot of homework before I found the best UV for my smaller tanks. I went with the Coralife 5 watt UV on both my tanks. They are connected to Sicce pumps, 1.0 to give me just below the GPH recommendation.
My tanks have been running since January 2021 so about 5 months. I added the UV systems after about 2 months of operating them. Since then, neither has had any outbreak of Dino's, just clean blue water.
I feel that the UV in both systems, simply helps keep numbers in check, unwanted algae/bacteria's are always present in the water column but they don't have the opportunity to go viral for explosion, since they pass through UV 100 percent.
Here is the page when I added it to my system, may it help you out.
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Awesome! My Sicce does 257gph and it's on a 90 elbow plus, diffuser directional nozzle so I am bringing the GPH down at least another 60gph. You are not to exceed 300 gph for the 5watt UV so clearly I am below that mark.I can get way under your GPH this is invaluable information. Thank you!
COME OVER AND HELP ME! lol.In a 12 gallon nothing will beat a rip clean for fixing them. Quick, thorough, here's one recently but was used for cyano. Same outcome with dino:
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Take system apart, clean it, put back everything but the dino. It's less stressful for corals than extended treatments of any kind. Identification of any invasion wouldn't matter they're all easily excluded during rebuild. That job above was ten times harder than yours would be.
They're not harmful, each time a nano is cleaned it lives longer and the corals boost due to new avaliable feed input.
This all started when I lost my MASSIVE population of pods and isopods, I think he threw me all out of whack. I pride myself in being barbaric. Gimme a day or two to stew on this...if it doesn't clear up by the weekend...we might pull a hero move. Thanks. I'll be searching you down if I decide to do this!!!!there are ways to guide that reef without a rip clean, this isnt even that bad above.
doing a rip clean and learning that type of control over the reef will save its life one day, you should practice now before it has a grand in coral in it.
you can still run them with a grand in coral in them, we do rip cleans on tanks with ten thousand dollars in sps alone and they're logged in the sand rinse thread.
this is practice in total reef control. thats the #1 benefit of a nano, no invasion can win once you leverage the easy disassembly cheat button.
That's what I wanted to ask you, I have a good bit of coralline growing....will it all be killed/removed?look how jacked the tanks were before surgery
one of them got back to some algae growth, because that was allowed. they're using dry rocks with no coralline, we expect big work. u dont get cruise control till that purple shows up and covers all. dry rocking has a price but its sustainable too, I can't even find local live rock much anymore ever unless someone took down a tank for sale.
see how we make the clean condition upon will, that's so slick. agreed add pods in the clean condition, post rip. algaebarn
if you ever wanted to make anti Dinos params, N and P balance
that's done in the clean condition, not the invaded one. see they're all growback fighters this way