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Old 12/19/2017, 08:40 PM   #159
karimwassef
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Dinos are a disease of immaculate reef keepers... check out the big Dino thread...

Basically, with severe constraints on N and P, the normal algae base crashes and the environment regresses to a pre-algae chemistry where dinos flourish and actively use chemical warfare to stop algae from gaining a foothold.

This keeps the tank in a perpetual crashed state and you can't reset without regaining the normal chemical and biological balance with algae. This means adding nutrients to promote normal algae and restart the cycle.

This happens to those of us who are so anti-algae that we keep the water so clean that dinos take over... you're in good company


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