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Old 07/25/2015, 12:45 PM   #1392
Montireef
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Originally Posted by DNA View Post
Way to go cal_stir.
That result from the microscope is something I have really been waiting for.
I predicted it years ago and here it is with all the benefits.
Keep reporting since we know they like to come back.

I've got used sand and fresh rocks coming next week.
If I get it similar results we may be on to something.

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The theory is simple enough.
Loss of plankton can leave an open door for dinoflagellates to take over.
Give plankton a helping hand and dinos will fade away.
That's right mate. It's all about plankton and every small critter that would keep those dinos in check.

I'm four months ostreopsis free. I achieved this by encouraging planktonic life (skimmer off for some days, phytoplankton dosing and heavy feeding). Nitrates and phosphates are still undetectable but I have a pretty high nutrient flow.


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