Dinoflagellates my experience......h2o2 reefing tool!!!!!

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  1. tom reilly

    tom reilly Well-Known Member

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    I have used hydrogen peroxide in cichlid tanks for algae. Have always used a turkey baster to apply. Loaches and plecos did not tolerate at all. Had to remove them first. Learned this from a guy as a way to kill string algae in a koi pond.
     
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    Anyone willing to confirm or deny whether this is Dino's?

    H2O2 had no effect when I tried the standard treatment a little while ago.

    Have not tried stump remover to boost nitrate — anyone vote for that?

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    twilliard OSI layers, yuck! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Partner Member

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    I can neither confirm or deny dinoflagellates but I would say there is a 50 50 chance it is
     
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    Does not look like dinos to me.
     
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    Does dosing hydrogen peroxide at this concentration (1 ml per 10 gal 2x day) affect pods?
     
  7. twilliard

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    No not at all
     
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    What brand/% h202 did you use?
     
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    This method does not work on all species of dinoflagellates
     
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    Oh ok, got ya! Still waiting to hear on the sample results before taking any action, just curious what type of h202 incase.
     
  11. twilliard

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    It would be the 3% OTC hydrogen peroxide :)
     
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    And generally one should not have to go more than a few days into the treatment before seeing some results and knowing whether it is working, right? (A full treatment isn't required to see evidence that it's working, in other words. Right?)
     
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    This is correct. Dinoflagellates are sensitive and I can kill a whole culture in less than 4 hours with what I am testing.
    So yes it doesn't take long.
     
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    It has proven to be pretty safe, but it should still be presumed to be stressful (and potentially lethal) to anything green/photosynthetic! (That's the goal, after all!)
     
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    You got another method in the works twilliard?

    After the 3-day metro regiment didn't prevent reinfestation, I was thinking of dosing h2o2 again, combined with blowing the rocks and sand every night, changing filter socks every day, and adding pods. Just trying to kill/remove as many as possible and introduce biological competition. What kind of pods should I get?
     
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    Let's just say I have not stopped but this one will prove to be interesting ;) (and a lot faster)
    I have not studied the pods in depth currently but here is a link to the species name.

    http://www.scienceisart.com/dockbook/a2012-09-Sep/a2012-09.html
     
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    do I need to turn the lights out when doing this method
     
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    It may help as they like to travel the water column during lights out.
     
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    I think when targeting green algae they say it's effect is most intense during rapid photosynthesis tho.

    That's typically something like the hour or two before and after peak sun hours.

    Since we're ostensibly playing on the same mechanism I'd think the same should be true for dino's, at least to some extent. There was a link earlier in the thread that talked about this (re: green algae) if anyone else happens to recall better.
     

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