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Old 10-28-2015, 05:15 PM   #41
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You might consider running some GFO. If organics are in the water, algae will take advantage of it. GFO ties those organics up chemically so it starves out the algae after a while. I don't think you are overfeeding. Your just under filtrating IMO.


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Old 10-28-2015, 05:18 PM   #42
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Get a pellet reactor it will help but not strait away can take like 6 weeks for it to kick in

I have found that in some cases the carbon added by pellets or alcohol can cause cyano bacteria blooms as well as support useful bacterias. I now use white vinegar as the acetate it provides is less likely to grow cyano.


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Old 10-29-2015, 12:04 PM   #43
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I have a fuge in the sump with a big ball of cheato will the cheato not out compete the brown stuff?


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Eventually it may, but to speed up the process GFO might be helpful.


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I'm guessing this is all coming from the new sand I added and it's eating the new addition of nutrients from that....


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Dinos or cyano that is the question


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That sure looks like Dino's to me.


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So on the 4th treatment of dino x and looking about 70% dinos gone I am using 2x 200micron sock on the sump outlet pipe and swapping every few days. Water tests seem to have not changed at all. Corals are looking a lot more expanded and open and not strangled as much


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So followed treatment for 6 doses and a large water change but I still have dinos on the sand and it seems to be starting to grow on the rocks again. I am starting to loose the love! do I need to remove the sand bed? Where do you think my extra nutrients are coming from as I have cut down to feeding every 3 days now. Unless I go FOWLR and give up with coral or am I being to impatient


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100% cyano on the sand. The rocks I do not know for sure. That is exactly what I had and both chemiclean and more flow took care of it.
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Maybe look into some H2O2 threads?
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So followed treatment for 6 doses and a large water change but I still have dinos on the sand and it seems to be starting to grow on the rocks again. I am starting to loose the love! do I need to remove the sand bed? Where do you think my extra nutrients are coming from as I have cut down to feeding every 3 days now. Unless I go FOWLR and give up with coral or am I being to impatient


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I'm also dealing with dinos currently.
From some of the stuff I read it seems one problem dealing with them is that they are the same type/family of algae that live in coral/anemone tissues, so any treatments may can also impact corals.
I've lost all my stony coral because of it and some zoas. Trying for a few days of low/no light and see if that makes a difference.

Honestly I read many methods of dealing with it, many of them conflicting and none certain to fix the problem, but I don't think nutrient levels in water are the primary issue with dinos' , but as I said, I saw lots of conflicting info and I'm still left guessing about how to deal with them.
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I'm also dealing with dinos currently.
From some of the stuff I read it seems one problem dealing with them is that they are the same type/family of algae that live in coral/anemone tissues, so any treatments may can also impact corals.
I've lost all my stony coral because of it and some zoas. Trying for a few days of low/no light and see if that makes a difference.

Honestly I read many methods of dealing with it, many of them conflicting and none certain to fix the problem, but I don't think nutrient levels in water are the primary issue with dinos' , but as I said, I saw lots of conflicting info and I'm still left guessing about how to deal with them.

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Completed the max doses with dino x did a large water change still had a few stringy bits remaining so I did another 2 day blackout and my filter sock took a lot of the rest out I think I'm back on top of it again it's takes a few days to appear... Any ideas to keep it away? Large water changes I guess?


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