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fishkeeprian
10/23/2019, 06:52 AM
Hello,

I am fighting a battle with dinos at the moment. The more I read it seems clear a contributing factor is the nitrate and phosphate balance. My nitrates are at 10ppm and phosphates are at 0.024ppm

Are my numbers out of wack?

JWClark
10/23/2019, 07:17 AM
With those #s (http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=s) you shouldn't have an issue unless they dropped to 0 at some point, allowing the dinos to take hold--or you lack the algal/bacterial diversity needed to out compete them. In my case, my tank hit 0 for both at one point precipitating the problem. Was using a Chaeto reactor and it stripped my tank. Once the dinos were established, simply raising nutrients wasn't enough to get the algae back and knock the dinos out.

Throw a UV on to kill the floating population and you should see them go away and other algae make a comeback. Think I also used a baster on the corals and rocks to suspend as much as I could periodically. Worked for me, but there are others that had no success (though can't remember if they ever confirmed the strain they had). I would try this and see if you could increase biodiversity somehow. Ideally w/ some good rock from the ocean.

fishkeeprian
10/23/2019, 08:43 AM
With those #s (http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=s) you shouldn't have an issue unless they dropped to 0 at some point, allowing the dinos to take hold--or you lack the algal/bacterial diversity needed to out compete them. In my case, my tank hit 0 for both at one point precipitating the problem. Was using a Chaeto reactor and it stripped my tank. Once the dinos were established, simply raising nutrients wasn't enough to get the algae back and knock the dinos out.

Throw a UV on to kill the floating population and you should see them go away and other algae make a comeback. Think I also used a baster on the corals and rocks to suspend as much as I could periodically. Worked for me, but there are others that had no success (though can't remember if they ever confirmed the strain they had). I would try this and see if you could increase biodiversity somehow. Ideally w/ some good rock from the ocean.

Thanks. My phosphates did zero out

Vio
10/26/2019, 09:55 AM
I help few friends to beat Dino , Yes works.

Run UV during the light schedule only.
Run 20-50 micron (light schedule only}
Blow all you can see (Dino) by using Feeding pipette or small water pump.
Remove all you can see die or is about to die ( in special snail).
Clean Protein Skimmer almost daily.
Use Active Carbon, Do NOT make water change .
Do this for 2 weeks,
Adding Bacteria after this.
Try to keep NO3 around 4-5 ppm ( steady) PO4 will balance according whit that.
Do NOT try to save Coral witch may die,