- Jun 24, 2009
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I will see if I can get a sample this week. I don’t think it’s dinoflagellates but who knows. If it is I promise you that sand bed is gone.My last outbreak of dinos stayed close to the sand and rocks like that for quite a while before it really went nuts and I started to recognize it as dinos. On the other hand, I know you have been battling high phosphates, and that usually keeps them away. I wound up using Vibrant on mine since the stopping the skimmer route wasn't working this last time.
If you can get a sample under a microscope, dinos look like somewhat oblong blobs that whirl around.
Certainly worked the first time. Ive invested a lot in sticks at this point so I’m nervous I guess about dumping chemicals in the system.Dosing nitrate and/ or phosphate definitely works in my experience.
Limiting skimmer time also helpful.