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Old 01/16/2016, 10:37 PM   #2691
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Originally Posted by Billybatz9 View Post
Thanks for reply. My other concern is that I have a six line wrasse in my reef tank. I don't know if I should move him out of tank since he's eating all the pods :/ which I think it the whole reason for the dirty method right? To increase pods.
No one really knows why the dirty method has worked for some dinoflagellates. Some speculate it gives other macro algae a chance to out compete Dinos for nutients. Thus more macro algea in turn gives pods more food as well. Some have introduced a specific type of pod....i belive it is the Tisbe in conjunction with phytoplankton.

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