View Full Version : Dino issues and Dino x

09/14/2017, 06:05 PM
SO in total noob fashion I added a piece of uncured dry rock to my already cycled and stocked tank. I believe this was the cause of my dino outbreak. I've scoured the internet and finding that there's like 1,000 strands of this it's hard to nail down 1 fix all. I've tried the 3 day black out and the worked temporarily. I stopped doing water changes while dosing Nite-out and something from my LFS. Has anyone gone through this or have used Dino X?

09/14/2017, 08:34 PM
Dino x didn't do anything for me. I am lucky because I only have a 3.7 gallon tank. I did a water change in a bucket then put the rock in it. I scrubbed it with a toothbrush. I set up another bucket of clean saltwater and added H2O2. I set a rock in and let it sit for a minute. I put it back in the tank and use a turkey baster to get bubbles of the corals but I let them sit on the rock. It was the only thing that worked. I tried everything else.

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09/15/2017, 11:38 AM
I use to have a UV plumbed under the stand, but it always got in the way and plumbing outside the stand was a no no. I removed it and put into storage. This past spring a I got an outbreak of Dino's. Lost 3 Acro colonies and I needed to do something before I lost more coral. I heard that if you weren't precise with the Dino X dose it could mess up the tank or that it didn't work outright and I didn't want to add any chemicals to the tank for the Dino so opted to use the UV instead.
Because the Dino would go into the water column during the night, I decided to hook up my UV temporarily to run during the night to combat the Dino. I had a canister filter that wasn't being used so I hooked the UV up to that and set it up next to the tank. The UV was set on a timer to run when the lights were out. The filter was pulling the water from the DT and the return was going into the filter sock. For the next two weeks I would blast the Dino with a turkey baster off the rocks right before lights out to get it into the water column, and replace the filter sock the next day. By the second week it was almost gone and by the third there was no trace of it. Once gone I broke down the UV canister set up and put it away. It's been 5 months now and no signs of Dino. This worked on the strain I had, but some of these strains are the spawn of Satan.

09/15/2017, 01:12 PM
I tried everything under the sun. Nothing worked till I started dosing nirates. Been about 2 months of no dinos.

10/16/2017, 06:35 PM
what is "NIRATES"?