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Old 06/28/2015, 03:59 AM   #1196
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Originally Posted by cal_stir View Post
Been slowly putting my sand bed back in, new seafloor special, tank looks great and no sign of dinos.
Finally enjoying the hobby again after a year of frustration.
Fingers crossed that I didn't just jynx myself.
Switching off some filters letting phosphates and nitrates raise was your trick to reduce Ostreopsis dinos.

In my tank the dinos are most visible where they collect on the sand bed.
In a bare bottom tank they will collect on the rocks and be less visible.
Bare bottom tanks get the same dinos as the ones with a sandbed.

I've been here a few times, so expect the dinos to be back at some point.
Enjoy the good periods and hope for the best.
My last one lasted for 6-8 months with good SPS color and growth.
It ended with 99% of the SPS dead.

Having no visible dinos is at least a partial success, but there are certain to be some left, but that's alright.
If you really want to find some, I'd suggest a late night sample with a large syringe.
Let is stand for an hour with the nozzle pointing down letting dinos if any to settle at the exit.
A single drop out of it should reveal what is in your water column.

If you can jinx things you can surely use magic on your dinos.

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