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The Cure for bryopsis

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kbass   

Very interesting...I don't have bryopsis but I think I may buy some and put it on the shelf. :) I have also been looking into Vibrant...a really good read. I may order some of it too. Now if someone could find an easy way to kill blue clove without any side effects.

 

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bif24701   

I have found the Vibrant to be extremely effective so far. I tested my PO4 and it shot up to .13, I'm sure because of the algae melting away and leaving phosphates behind. Nothing a little LC or High density GFO can't take care of.


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kbass   

Glad it was effective. I pinned it...let us know it you see any other effects long-term. This is something that many of us have battled, and this almost looks too easy...a little expensive but easy. Maybe this will help others in the hobby.

Where did you get your Fluconazole?

Happy Reefing!

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bif24701   
Glad it was effective. I pinned it...let us know it you see any other effects long-term. This is something that many of us have battled, and this almost looks too easy...a little expensive but easy. Maybe this will help others in the hobby.
Where did you get your Fluconazole?
Happy Reefing!


https://www.payless-petproducts.com/site/mobile?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.payless-petproducts.com%2Ffluconazole200.html#2691

No script needed, only $40 for my 300 gallons.

I sure will keep you all updated. Bought a second does just in case it doesn't get the roots. Most don't ever need a second, so far.


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bif24701   

Bryopsis is gone! Just take a look at my build thread things are doing great! So I can assure you that this treatment works and is safe.

The only problem I had was I shut down my skimmer as directed for the treatment the first time. Had to cut it short because things did t like that.

Second go round I kept the skimmer running but set it much much dryer. Worked perfectly. Could have also been because I had so much and it started to die so quickly the nutrients shot up. Either way it has cured the bryopsis so far and all fish, inverts, and coral are alive and far better off in fact.


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bif24701   
What's the difference from bryopsis and turf algae

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Fern like in looks, even has a tiny stem, nothing will eat it, dark green.


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Picture of my.algae174f656d82c09ab05b23d1261e044c41.jpg

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That doesn't appear to be bryopsis however this treatment does seem to take care of hair algae also. Take a look in the thread and many are using it just for that purpose.


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bif24701   
After doing some reading, I went ahead and ordered some to have in standby.


Good luck, let us all know how it turns out if you use it.


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kbass   

I decided to treat my 10gal tank in my office with one capsule. Unfortunately, I can't have a camera a work, but the bryopsis had just about covered every...including my sand. I treated the tank approximately 10 days ago, and the tank is nearly completely bryopsis free. What is still there is white and dying. 

Completely effective...I did not witness any side-effects to anything.

Happy Reefing.

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TrentN   

For Vibrant you don't. Here is one of many places that sell it. https://www.uwcmn.com/vibrant-liquid-aquarium-cleaner
Now Fluconazole there are places online that if you buy it for "aquarium use" you don't need a script like here www.payless-petproducts.com some others you might. You can also goto your local vet and tell them is for aquarium use and for at most the office visit cost they will give you a script.

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Where are you'll ordering this from? Everywhere online, looks like you need a prescription. 



I posted a link above, free USPS shipping and gets here in just a couple of days


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kbass   

Yeah. I tried Vibrant for a while in both my tanks. I was not impressed. However, the Fluconazole was impressive. It completely wiped out byropsis in two weeks and significantly reduced hair algae spots.

With that said...hair algae should be able to be controlled by good maintenance and not over feeding the tank. I'd first look for the problem and solve it. In almost all cases, hair algae can be solved in other ways.

Happy Reefing. :)

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