- DINO X (Algae X) - Fauna Marin
DINO X is a very strong and effective solution which removes any hairy or plague type algae growth and dinoflagellates in Reef Tanks.
- Strong and effective solution to remove nuisance algae, dinoflagellates and Bryopsis algae.
- Does not harm corals
- Does not destabilize the aquarium system.
- DINO X is not a treatment for Cyanobacteria.
Manufacturer's Recommended Dosing:
- 5 ml Dino X per 100 L (26 gal) of aquarium water
- To prevent overdose, it is very important to calculate the exact volume of aquarium water.
- For heavy infestations and outbreaks, up to 6ml Dino X per 100 L (26 gal) can be dosed.
- A high performance skimmer is recommended.
- Dosage should be repeated every 2 days until algae is completely eliminated.
- A general treatment period cannot be given due to many variables.
- Dinoflagellates can usually be treated with 10 doses.
- Other algae can be treated with about 15 doses.
- Do not perform water changes during treatment period. Resume water change schedule after 1 week from final Dino X dose.
- Do not dose any trace elements during treatment period. Do not dose any mineral salts, amino acids, SPS food, or Balling Light Trace B Elements
- Do not use ozone or carbon during treatment period.
- Discontinue any kind of absorbing media such as GFO and PO4 removers.
- Run a quality activated carbon after treatment period to remove residual chemicals; follow recommended dosing instruction.
DO NOT OVERDOSE - measure total system water volume as exactly as possible, accounting for water displacement from rocks, sand, ect.
Special Notes & Recommendations
- Dino X is NOT a treatment for cyano bacteria.
- When used correctly, Dino X is harmless to inverts and fish.
- Dino X should always be dosed in the evening or 1 hour AFTER main lighting has shut off.
- Photosynthesis of Zooanthellae algae is discontinued, ultimately allowing for optimal effect of Dino X. Main lighting phase should be no longer than 6 hours daily.
- Set skimmer to skim wet and run 24/7.
- Water parameters can be adjusted with Balling Light or lime water. These do not affect Dino X performance.
- Pre-mixed Ca, Alk, Mg, solutions should be used with caution as these often contain additional trace elements.
It works! By Tom on 8/5/2020Tom would recommend this product to a friendAfter a 9 month battle I can declare victory! Thank you!
Did not work By Richard on 6/12/2020Richard wouldn't recommend this product to a friendReceived it on the 26 May and all it did was kill my coralline algae. I did the three day blackout before I started. Have done 10 doses and has not done much for my Dino’s. It’s time for Dr. Tims.
It works!! By Neal on 11/11/2019Neal would recommend this product to a friendI was fighting an amphidinium dinoflagellates out break for several months in my 75g reef. I lost several acros and my tank became toxic to all sps. I tried all the natural methods to out compete the dinos and nothing was working. As a last ditch effort to rid the system of dinos before a total reset I tried DinoX. Following the directions to the word after 4 doses of DinoX the tank was clean and clear with no visable sings of dino anywhere! If you have tried everything else give DinoX a try.
works great on dino algea By william on 10/25/2019william would recommend this product to a friendive been battling dino's for a while with no luck.so I decide to give this product a try. after 3 days all the dino was gone .some people say it did not work for them. you need to lower your light , if you can just use blue. this product is a tank saver.
Worked like a charm By Kyle on 4/2/2019Kyle would recommend this product to a friendWorked like a charm, i’ve had Dino for about eight months and no matter what I did I couldn’t get rid of it. I did however find out that nopox Being used for too long a period because I had hair algae had apparently caused vodka poisoning of some sort making an inbalance in my tank. I removed all dosing for nopox for about two weeks before I started to see some of the Dino dissipating. (About 10%) I found Dino X, decided to give it a try and by the fourth does my tank looks brand new again with no Dino whatsoever. I know that getting my systems initial imbalance is what helped and hopefully will keep away the Dino, but the Dino x definitely sped up the process and eradicated 90% within four doses. If I had not used the Dino x, My guess is that the Dino still would have gone away after I solved the initial problem, but probably would’ve taken another month and a half to two months. This is why I know that Dino as my guess is that the Dino still would have gone away after I solved the initial problem, but probably would’ve taken another month and a half to two months. This is why I know that Dino X works. Hope this helps anyone on the fence about buying it
Ammonia spike By Tim on 2/27/2019Tim wouldn't recommend this product to a friendDosed as said and it got worse and had ammonia spike so had to stop dosing and do water change fish and coral are more important
Works but be prepared for other algaes By 848phantom on 1/5/2019848phantom would recommend this product to a friendSo I had dinoflagellate for a few months, tried blackouts and that but always came back. So then tried Dino X, by treatment 6 they were all gone.but note....and this is where some here have it wrong...with the Dino gone the nutrients will rise as nothing is eating it. So you will get cyano or GHA...this is not caused by this product but what's in your system. So get the carbon and phosphate remover in after the treatment is all done.
Read By WAYNE on 12/23/2018WAYNE would recommend this product to a friendRead this info before dosing. It does not share this on the bottle.
Worked Well For Me By Jeffro on 11/28/2018Jeffro would recommend this product to a friendI dosed my 120 gallon display tank 3 times and it wiped out all of my dino that I had been battling for months. It does not touch hair algae, so that will be my next fight. But so far so good.
Worked perfectly By AVS on 10/8/2018AVS would recommend this product to a friendKilled all nuisance algae in my grow out tanks. No coral was harmed. Buying a second bottle.
It is working!!!! By Rebecca on 9/13/2018Rebecca would recommend this product to a friendWe have struggled with a breakout of dinoflagellates for months, and I feel very lucky that we had the species that DinoX kills. I saw positive affects within a day of our first dose. We have a 90 gallon mix fish and coral. The dinoflagellates killed off all of our hard coral before we tried the DinoX. I wish we would have done it months ago when we first notice a problem. Good luck- I hope you have the dino that DinoX kills because it is the easiest solution to a tank killing issue.
Absolute Waste of Money By Falconreef on 7/30/2018Falconreef wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI've been in the reef keeping hobby for over 30 years and presently have 6 reef tanks and 2 frag tanks. One of the frag tanks suddenly had an outbreak of dinoflagellates probably acquired from some donated frags and were not killed even after dipping the frags. I thought I would give this so called miracle cure a try. Well that was my first mistake, not only did it not kill any dinoflagellates but at first made them worse. After 10 treatments following the instructions exactly, I found that It caused hair algae to grow in a tank that never had hair algae. The GHA virtually covered everything by treatment 6 and I finally gave up after 10. Product didn't kill any corals directly but covered them with GHA which resulted in a complete tear down of the tank. Being that no indication of what Dino X is made from and no way to test for parameters during use, I recommend you stay away from this product. Worse product and waste of money I have ever used since I started in the hobby.
Is it necessary to take into consideration rock and sand displacement for total water volume when measuring how much to dose?
Thanks for getting in touch with us in regards to dosing. I would recommend that you take displacement into consideration when dosing any additive. Please let me know if there is anything else that we can assist with. Thanks!
Hi there just wondering if you can help with Dino x
I'm from England and ordered a bottle online however I belive I may have been miss sold.
Does Dino x smell at all as my product could quite easily contain water it just doesn't smell of anything chemical related at all.
Just concerned about dosing something that I think maybe a con
Thanks for taking the time to read this
No need for panic, the Dino X is very neutral in odor, and even though there isn't a "chemical smell" to it, there is active ingredient :)
Will this kill hair algae?
This will work at helping to remove all algae in the aquarium! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
How much do you put in for an 20 gallon tank
The recommended dose is 5 mL of DINO X for 26 gallons(100 L) - every 2 days but with 20 gallons I would go to 4ml instead of 5.
Will this product work for green bubble algae? what are your recommendations for bubble algae whether it be this, something else, or a combination?
This will have an impact on Bubble algae however for best control manual removal while siphoning the water will help to remove the spores and keep the algae from spreading. In smaller cases often times Emerald Crabs will do a great job at controlling the levels. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
I have a 29g Biocube with about 20lbs of live rock. Would you recommend the 5ml dosage?
The 5 mL dosage will be perfect. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
After 3 doses of DINO X. Noticing no changes. How long does it take?
Dino-x can take up to 21 days to work.
Please let us know if you need anything further and take care!
Can this product be use with the Zeovit system?
We have heard of it running in Zeovit with no major side effects. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.
Can Dino X be dosed in conjunction with Chemiclean? Cyano is quickly taking hold where the dinos have died and gone.
How does this product do with snails and shrimps and your fish
This product is reef safe and under recommended dosage will not have a negative impact on corals, inverts or fish.
Can I use it to treat dino on my sps tank? (100% sps)
This can work in reef systems with SPS coral. You will want to observe for signs of stress when dosing. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Can I continue to run protein skimmer and GAC while dosing this?
Is this product safe with a macro algae tank attached to main system? Have Dino's but don't want to risk a loss of macro algae.
Dino X will have a negative impact on all algae in the aquarium and the refugium and macro algae should be disconnected from the system before dosing. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
I was wondering what would the right dose for a 75gal reef tank and does that include the sump tank water which would make more than 75gals.sump tank is 20 gal half full.I'm battling hair algae like everyone else I tried everything so i'm going to try this product and hope for the best.also do you have to manully remove the dead hair algae?
Great question, For this product you will dose 5 mL per 26 gallons. On average tank of 75 Gallons you will need 15 mL every 2 days. This product will do a great job at reducing the growth of the hair algae however the dead and extra algae present will need to be manually removed. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!