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Old 03/18/2017, 01:24 PM   #4122
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Originally Posted by DNA View Post
I did try Vibrant for the tiny patches left and I'd say it has no effect on ostis.
That can not be said for my well thought out method that actually works.
No luck involved and I still feel like a superhero.
I think your sand bed removal, plus marine snow prevention is probably effective against several different kinds of dinos.
It would also increase effectiveness of other methods as well.
Sand beds offer mechanical protection to buried dino cysts, and likely a level of chemical protection from oxidizers, and other chemical treatments.
Twillard reported elsewhere that osti cysts in sand bed survived bleach(!) treatment.
We definitely need to have other people try your method.

(Personally, my tank would have to be pretty far gone before I'd pull my sand bed out.)

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