- DINO X (Algae X) - Fauna Marin
Previously Ultra Algae X now DINO X
Fight hairy or plague type algae with DINO X from Fauna Marin.
- 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 of DINO X for 26 gallons(100 L) - every 2 days
DO NOT OVERDOSE - measure liters or gallons exactly.
Dose every 2 days until the algae is gone but not more than 21 days at a time.
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.
Works great By Dustin on 6/30/2018Dustin would recommend this product to a friendFirst things first, make sure you have dino in your tank. Dino and cyano look similar but this only works on dino. It worked really well for me. I used 6 doses, it cleared after 4 but I did 2 more just for good measure since I've been battling this for months. My corals are looking great, fish were unaffected and my shrimp is still stealing food from everyone so it works and is harmless
Doesn't work By Brian on 4/3/2018Brian wouldn't recommend this product to a friendDino x Doesn't kill Dino only makes it go dormant for a week or two it comes right back there is no beating it don't wast your money
Worked Perfect By Jonny B on 4/2/2018Jonny B would recommend this product to a friendStarted working after 1st dose. Didn’t hurt any of my coral. I tried a 3 day black out to rid my tank of Dinoflagalates but no luck. This works dose correctly.
Saved My Tank! By David Meier on 2/2/2018David Meier would recommend this product to a friendI had a bad breakout of dino despite having good water parameters. I was seriously considering breaking down my tank and re-homing my fish. My tank was smelling like a sewer and I lost some favorite invertebrates. I had a rock covered in zoas which was down to 3 that bothered opening at all.
I'm now about half-way through the treatment and most of the visible ugly brown and green hairy stuff is gone and only some low-flow areas are still showing signs of photosynthesis. Already, my zoas are on the rebound and my invertebrate apocalypse is over. I'm so glad I found this treatment in time! It saved my tank and restored my enthusiasm 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!
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!
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!