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    Quote Originally Posted by PorpoiseHork View Post
    That's what I am seeing happen in my case as well as many others who have had to deal with Dinos and used uncured dry rock instead of cured live rock...




    I didn't have any serious dino issues on my 40g when I set it up. I used Fiji dry rock on it with the CaribSea Fiji Pink sand. There was a couple small spots that it popped up in but those went away on their own as that tank matured. The 75g I used the ReefSaver rock, crushed coral base and the fiji pink mixed in. I also have a crap ton of brightwell and marine pure blocks and spheres in my sump along with chaeto. My nitrates and phosphates have been near undetectable since the tank finished cycling. I now have Dinos popping up all over the rock work. The tank is only 3 months old at this point, but I am seeing pink and purple coraline development on the rockwork so it's heading in the right direction. In an effort to increase the nitrate and phosphates a little to combat the Dinos as shown in that video, I pulled the chaeto out for now and am considering pulling most of the blocks out of my sump and add them back in later on as needed. I am also considering getting a nice size chunk of Fiji live rock and toss that in the sump in place of the ceramic blocks. I will also start likely start dosing nitrate and phos to elevate those just a tad to see if that helps on the dinos.

    If I do not see an improvement in the Dinos over the next couple weeks, I'll probably pick up a UV sterilizer and run that as well.


    We shall see how it goes I guess.

    Yes sir, hang in there. Talk to those that have battled it and a “bigger” UV would be my choice, although I’ve never had to fight that battle yet. Hopefully I never will.

    Please keep us us updated as to what works!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reefahholic View Post
    Well, the rock will be here tomorrow. Video to follow. I requested no plants on the rocks, but it is deco rock. Should be fairly heavy with coralline. Crabs, starfish, and hitchhikers if any should be dead already, but there will be enough diversity and bacteria for some to be alive and restart the rock.

    I'm curious to see how it looks compared to locally available stuff at the "LFS".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reefahholic View Post
    Yes sir, hang in there. Talk to those that have battled it and a “bigger” UV would be my choice, although I’ve never had to fight that battle yet. Hopefully I never will.

    Please keep us us updated as to what works!

    Will do. It's not to epidemic levels by any means, but I definitely need to nip it in the bud before it progresses any further. I wonder it dosing something like Stability or Seed will net the same results that probidio does. Might be something to try and see if dosing any starter bacteria will work or just the probidio along with increasing the nutrient levels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PorpoiseHork View Post
    I'm curious to see how it looks compared to locally available stuff at the "LFS".

    Well, should look a lot juicier! I’m really not as interested in it being actual “live rock” as I am with it being fully cured. Cured meaning the rock was sitting at the bottom of the gulf since 1996. I’ll still need to cure it though because of the die off which is why I ordered early and have the cure tank setup and ready. Will serve as a QT too in the event some crabs or pests made it through the shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PorpoiseHork View Post
    Will do. It's not to epidemic levels by any means, but I definitely need to nip it in the bud before it progresses any further. I wonder it dosing something like Stability or Seed will net the same results that probidio does. Might be something to try and see if dosing any starter bacteria will work or just the probidio along with increasing the nutrient levels.

    Not sure, but I’d definitely try to siphon any visual patches out of the tank daily.

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    So looking into Caribbean live rock, I realized I have no idea where the best place to order some from would be or what a good price typically is. Does anyone have suggestions on reputable vendors with decent pricing where I can order say 10 lbs or however much it would take for a 6.5" x 11.5" x 9" space?

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    I like Tampa Bay Saltwater or Gulf live rock.

    http://www.tampabaysaltwater.com/

    http://www.gulfliverock.com/

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    My experience with an epic 2-year battle with dinos was that raising nutrients alone did the trick. I did not dose anything or have a UV sterilizer. I just got a couple larger fish, and started noticing the dinos dwindling, then unplugged the skimmer for a couple months and the problem was gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankc View Post
    My experience with an epic 2-year battle with dinos was that raising nutrients alone did the trick. I did not dose anything or have a UV sterilizer. I just got a couple larger fish, and started noticing the dinos dwindling, then unplugged the skimmer for a couple months and the problem was gone.

    What did you raise them to, and how long before you saw a decline/elimination in them? I am trying to elevate mine just enough to kill off the dinos, but not stress the sps I have in there.

    It's been 3 days since I pulled the chaeto from my sump, and had the sump light off, as well as dosing Seed, and running the skimmer to produce very minimal skimmate. I have it set this way to to increase gas exchange in the system so it's only pulling out a very small amount. Since doing this I tested nitrates and phosphates and the tank has gone from undetectable on both to .75-1.0 and .25 on nitrates and phosphates.
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    This was several years ago and I don't remember numbers, and to be honest I don't know that I even tested for before and after numbers. Up until that time, they generally tested at 0 but I was never sure if they were really that low or if the various algae were sucking them up before the test could read anything.

    It seems like it was a couple months or so before the dino population declined significantly. Unfortunately as the dinos went away, the cyano and bubble algae took its place.

    I know part of the problem with that tank is I ran it with tap water for about 7 months before I found MARSH and decided to invest in a RODI unit.

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