Tried leaving Nitrates low and it looks like the Dino’s got even worse. Going to slowly raise to 5 and see if that helps at all.
December 9, 2019 22:34
Seems like every time I dose nitrate the Dino’s get worse. Going to try keeping them *just* detectable and see if things improve at all.
December 1, 2019 13:59
Topped off with about 1.5 cups of salt water to offset all the filter pad water loss
December 1, 2019 13:46
Turned the fuge light back on for 2 hours a day, from 12-2PM, with a tiny ball of chaeto.
Dinos seem to still be increasing in numbers. I'm floating filter floss in the tank, which really attracts them and is easy export. Ordered a microscope to be sure about which strand of Dinos I have.
November 27, 2019 16:32
Added UV back to tank last night.
November 21, 2019 19:28
Started paying attention again about a week ago. Cyano was all over the tank, and just a bit of Dino’s here and there.
I’ve been running filter floss and blowing off the rocks multiple times a day. Dosed a bit of nitrate too. The Cyano is subsiding but the Dino’s are increasing. So I added back the UV filter and have been blowing the Dino’s off the rocks multiple times per day. I also read that having N:P much lower than red field will help them subside, so I’m probably going to aim for just detectable nitrates instead of higher. Hopefully that will reduce or eliminate them.
November 21, 2019 19:25
Overdosed calcium (I somehow entered the wrong values into the calculator).
November 19, 2019 21:00
Moved the tank into the office. Had to add about .5gal of saltwater due to a mistake when refilling
November 17, 2019 18:00
Changed 2g of water. Been a long time, but Dino?s have completely subsided as a result of the UV. Only lost the green birds nest.
Dino's have gotten completely out of hand. PO4 is above .2 but they're still a problem. Probably going to do a large water change tonight or soon.