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Old 10/10/2017, 01:28 PM   #1
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dino

for those who have had it what did you do to rid of it I'm open to options seeing I have tried almost all them any help or insite will help


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Old 10/10/2017, 01:29 PM   #2
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Algae Turf Scrubber. Never had an issue with Dino or algae ever again after installing it.


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Old 10/10/2017, 01:36 PM   #3
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No! There's a very intensive thread on the "other" forum.

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Old 10/12/2017, 03:44 PM   #4
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I'm on the other forum and active with 3 other threads just seeing if anyone local has any input on how they beat it if they have had it


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Old 10/13/2017, 10:36 PM   #5
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They can give you a run for your patience. I went through this a long time ago and it felt never ending. I put a soda-lime reactor (think I still have some sodalime left) to raise the PH. At the time I believe Gary recommended using kalkwasser to get the PH up - same net result. I did the blackouts and honestly I think the did more harm than good.

If it happened again I would get the soda-lime reactor running and suck out as much as possible with a small tube. on memory I believe there was a consensus on not doing water changes but I don't remember why. There is also H202 dosing which I believe I did. eventually it went away but it wasn't quick or painless.

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Old 10/20/2017, 11:08 AM   #6
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I tried:

100% topoff with kalkwasser
Fauna Marin AlgaeX
Blackout periods

It went away eventually (6 months) and I'm not sure what really did the trick.

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Old 10/21/2017, 08:33 AM   #7
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the dino x did a great job the first few times I believe I have a different strain now and when I dose the dino x it actually makes it worst I have it semi under control its only in the sand bed . will try the the soda lime trick and look up a reactor


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Old 10/23/2017, 07:50 AM   #8
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Sounds like you're close to getting rid of it - I remember toward the end it took a while to get rid of the last little bits of it. Definitely try the kalkwasser topoff. I just premix a bunch in a large rubbermaid container, and the topoff pump draws from it.


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Old 10/23/2017, 12:04 PM   #9
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what ph are you mixing the topoff to


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Old 10/23/2017, 12:09 PM   #10
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I mix it until it's saturated, so pH is 12.3 theoretically

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