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Old 06/23/2017, 05:48 AM   #276
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Had dinos, beat it, came back because I thought it was done. Effectively, beat dinos twice. Here's the basics, in not the best order (sorry, it's late!). Do as many of these things as possible, because they can and will destroy your entire tank if you don't do a complete assault.

Warning: It will OBLITERATE your SPS. This second time, I almost lost everything. Literally everything.

- Run Carbon, run lots and lots of carbon -- It rids the toxins they create. Get ready to change it frequently.

- DO NOT DO WATER CHANGES -- It's what brought mine back with a vengeance... I jumped the gun and they were back literally overnight, like starting from day 1.

- Dinos once dying will encase themselves in a cyst, which means they very likely WILL come back... (This is why some people never lose their dinos, they can encase themselves for months on end just waiting)

- MANUAL REMOVAL -- Absolutely essential. By itself, this does nothing, but with the advice above, and below, this will help you beat it...

- Filter socks / Floss are great manual removal aids. Don't be afraid to scoop out w/e comes to the surface when blasting the rocks with a turkey baster either.

- Dose bacteria -- I like Dr Tims, and AF pro bio S

- Make sure there's nutrient in the water to feed your algaes / bacterias (some dino species are actually hampered by nutrients)

- Dose h202 in the skimmer line (been awhile -- do some research here! Don't overdose but it's pretty safe)

- LET ALGAE GROW -- This is huge. Algae will outcompete the dinos, so when you see that green stuff growing on the glass, he's your new best friend... You let him grow as much as he wants.

- Bubble -- It really helps with manual removal. Bubbles get stuck on dinos, dinos separate, dinos are taken to filter sock or floss.

All of these things helped. A final last ditch effort for me was this -- Dosing Metronidazol. It works with *some* species of dinos, and worked for me so far.

Thanks a lot! I will try a lot of these, I am not sure I want to run carbon when I am away from the tank for a week from this Sunday to next Sunday but I am pretty much willing to try everything else as I do not see how it could have a bad effect.

The corals were looking great yesterday and also this morning, some of the best PE I have seen in this tank.


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Old 07/05/2017, 06:18 PM   #277
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still have dinos but the corals are doing great so I am very hesitant to change anything besides to feed more or add some good bacteria to raise phosphates


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Old 07/05/2017, 07:10 PM   #278
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I just kept dosing good bacteria.


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Old 07/06/2017, 05:38 AM   #279
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I just kept dosing good bacteria.
What bacteria did you use? I am still researching on which one to use


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Old 07/06/2017, 11:43 AM   #280
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I thinks that a great plan, assuming the dinos don't overrun anything and the corals are happy like you said, they very well may just run themselves out.


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Old 07/07/2017, 05:53 AM   #281
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I thinks that a great plan, assuming the dinos don't overrun anything and the corals are happy like you said, they very well may just run themselves out.
That is what I am hoping. Also from Big E's suggestion I am going to feed more natural food and make my own food mix with a ton of different seafood


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Old 07/07/2017, 11:24 AM   #282
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I used several. Mb7, stability, fritz I just wanted as many different strands as possible.


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Old 07/07/2017, 01:26 PM   #283
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I used several. Mb7, stability, fritz I just wanted as many different strands as possible.
I will look into these.

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Old 07/08/2017, 11:01 AM   #284
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One month progress which I thought was pretty good.


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Old 07/08/2017, 11:29 AM   #287
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So I really want a sohal tang or an achilles tang but I am worried with the other tangs I have.

What do you guys think?


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Good colour and growth progression in that first post.
looking good.
Sohals are pretty tough tangs and hair trigger temper. They tend to like to rule the roost.
Achilles, too. Not to mention their propensity to getting and dying from ich..
You probably have a better chance of adding the sohal without problems because of how tough they can be. Even with good qt, the stress of adding an Achilles to a tank with established range may kill it.... BUT maybe not... I'm presenting worst case scenarios here.
Both stunning 'I wish I had one' fish but often heartbreaking.
I had an Achilles for around a year. It was stunning but died in a nick outbreak along with my mitratus bfly last year..


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Good colour and growth progression in that first post.
looking good.
Sohals are pretty tough tangs and hair trigger temper. They tend to like to rule the roost.
Achilles, too. Not to mention their propensity to getting and dying from ich..
You probably have a better chance of adding the sohal without problems because of how tough they can be. Even with good qt, the stress of adding an Achilles to a tank with established range may kill it.... BUT maybe not... I'm presenting worst case scenarios here.
Both stunning 'I wish I had one' fish but often heartbreaking.
I had an Achilles for around a year. It was stunning but died in a nick outbreak along with my mitratus bfly last year..
Yeah that makes. Unfort I never QT my fish either so I dont want an ich break out from one either. I would buy it locally so I would know whats going on with it. The sohal is my favorite tang probably or the white tail bristle tooth but I already have a kole so I dont wanna another. The sohal I feel will fight with the powder blue tang I feel, same with the achilles will do the same thing. I have so much room in the tank for them all to swim around so I know they will be fine for now but I fear like 1-2 years from now when they grow. I mean I have the other tank if something bad happens to move them there but idk. Dont wanna cause a fight.

Obviously have the normal chase around the tail thing but no biting


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Nice progress on the first pic. You went from having struggles to getting some nice growth.

If you have a powder blue with no ich currently, count that as a blessing! If you add the Achilles they will both most like come down with ich.


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Nice progress on the first pic. You went from having struggles to getting some nice growth.

If you have a powder blue with no ich currently, count that as a blessing! If you add the Achilles they will both most like come down with ich.

yeah he doesnt have ich (knock on wood) but I would love a show piece fish.


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Old 07/19/2017, 05:47 PM   #292
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well I made my own fish food tonight and I have a feeling that after a little bit of this. I am going to have no problems with my nitrates and phosphates being low anymore, we will see though.

Turned the whole tank cloudy and the fish were going NUTS for the bigger pieces and some of the corals had the best daytime PE I have seen in one long time.


In other news, my one clownfish died out of nowhere.


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