Fauna Marin

DINO X (Algae X)

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250 mL DINO X

SKU: 207640

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Discontinued by Bulk Reef Supply
$29.99 $29.99

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500 mL DINO X

SKU: 207639

In stock

Discontinued by Bulk Reef Supply
$49.99 $49.99

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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.


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Product Questions

Bottle does not say anything about turning off my UV sterilizer. Am I ok keeping my UV sterilizer going?
Question by: Kevin Dibel on Apr 3, 2022, 9:10 PM
Hey there,
Thank you for reaching out to us. UV sterilizers are okay to use during treatment.

Please let me know if you need anything further and take care!
Answer by: Matt Lucero (BRS Staff) on Apr 7, 2022, 7:40 AM
how much do you put in for an 20 gallon tank
Question by: matthew klingler on Feb 1, 2020, 10:41 AM
Hey there,

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.

Take care
Answer by: Thomas Billington on Feb 6, 2020, 9:49 AM
After 3 doses of DINO X. Noticing no changes. How long does it take?
Question by: Mark Burton on Dec 31, 2019, 6:04 PM
Hey there,
Dino-x can take up to 21 days to work.

Please let us know if you need anything further and take care!
Answer by: Matt Lucero on Jan 2, 2020, 11:30 AM
Is it necessary to take into consideration rock and sand displacement for total water volume when measuring how much to dose?
Question by: Jeff on Oct 9, 2017, 6:04 PM
Hey there,
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!
Answer by: Tyler Schafer on Oct 15, 2017, 10:28 AM
Can I continue to run protein skimmer and GAC while dosing this?
Question by: Robert on Jan 10, 2017, 11:39 AM
Great question! During the medication process, you will want to discontinue the use of both the carbon and skimmer. This will ensure the max contact and concentration. :-)
Answer by: Randy on Jan 11, 2017, 2:35 PM
Can this product be use with the Zeovit system?
Question by: Michael Bonura on Jun 20, 2016, 12:18 PM
Great question!
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.
Answer by: Connor on Jun 21, 2016, 2:02 PM
Can Dino X be dosed in conjunction with Chemiclean? Cyano is quickly taking hold where the dinos have died and gone.
Question by: Shad Malone on Jun 8, 2016, 6:54 PM
No reason they cannot be run together. We typically recommend waiting a few days between treatments so as t not shock the system. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.
Answer by: Connor on Jun 9, 2016, 6:52 PM
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
Question by: Craig linscer on May 21, 2016, 1:30 PM
Hi Craig,
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 :)
Answer by: Carter on May 24, 2016, 2:28 PM
How does this product do with snails and shrimps and your fish
Question by: mark on May 2, 2016, 5:38 PM
Great question!
This product is reef safe and under recommended dosage will not have a negative impact on corals, inverts or fish.
Answer by: Connor on May 3, 2016, 5:46 PM
Can I use it to treat dino on my sps tank? (100% sps)
Question by: VIET TRUONG on Apr 5, 2016, 12:32 PM
Great question!
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!
Answer by: Connor on Apr 8, 2016, 3:03 PM
I have a 29g Biocube with about 20lbs of live rock. Would you recommend the 5ml dosage?
Question by: Keith Daniels on Apr 2, 2016, 3:14 PM
Great question!
The 5 mL dosage will be perfect. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor on Apr 5, 2016, 5:51 PM
will this product work for green bubble algae? what are your recommendations for bubble algae whether it be this, something else, or a combination?
Question by: Lee on Feb 23, 2016, 5:41 PM
Great question!
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!
Answer by: Connor on Feb 23, 2016, 6:12 PM
Will this kill hair algae?
Question by: kyle on Feb 9, 2016, 1:49 PM
Great question!
This will work at helping to remove all algae in the aquarium! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor on Feb 9, 2016, 6:04 PM
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?
Question by: ERIC FAATZ on Jan 23, 2016, 7:18 PM
Hey there!
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!
Answer by: Connor on Feb 3, 2016, 11:00 AM
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.
Question by: Jeff on Jan 21, 2016, 11:55 PM
Great question!
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!
Answer by: Connor on Jan 28, 2016, 3:16 PM