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Old 02/10/2018, 01:44 PM   #1
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Bryopsis outbreak

Hi Guys, my 16 gal biocube (about 5 weeks old) has a outbreak of bryopsis. I am reluctant to start dumping chemicals in to combat it since the tank is still so new and still balancing and sorting itself out. I dumped in quite a lot of snails a few days ago but they do not seem to be interested in it and there are no other inhabitants in the tank. Should I just pull it out with tweezers? I have read that it will surely come back if I do this. I am afraid to start dumping in stuff so what in the world to do? I do not want it to get too far ahead of me. There are several areas of it and this one is the worst.
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Old 02/10/2018, 03:37 PM   #2
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Fluconazole

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Old 02/10/2018, 07:17 PM   #3
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I totally understand your reluctance to use chemicals, but I also say use fluconasole. Its effectiveness and safety are widely documented. I just completed a two and a half week treatment. My bryopsis was 100% eradicated and hair algae is knocked back more than 90%. No evidence of anything else being impacted at all.


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Old 02/11/2018, 05:47 AM   #4
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Thanks guys, where would I get this? I was under the impression that it was a prescription med?


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Old 02/11/2018, 06:56 AM   #5
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I ordered mine from fishlifeantibiotics.com. You need 200mg per ten gallons of water. Just turn off your skimmer and dose once -- wait 2 weeks. Normal instructions are to not do any water changes for two weeks, but I can't see why you couldn't, as long as you appropriately dosed the new water.


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Old 02/17/2018, 06:01 PM   #6
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Pffff at $16.99 for 200mg, my tank would cost $170 to treat once....Tech M Magnesium treatment is way cheaper and very effective.


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Old 02/17/2018, 06:12 PM   #7
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You can get it off e*ay too. Last I bought was 10 capsules of 200mg for 14.99 with 1.99 shipping ! I used it on my 29 gal. Biocube and like everyone said it does eradicate the bryopsis and hair algae it with no side effects that I have seen as of yet !


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Old 02/17/2018, 06:15 PM   #8
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its looks like youre off to a good start, if youre going natural id just remove it during water changes


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Old 02/17/2018, 07:05 PM   #9
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I've done the magnesium treatment with great success.

On a side note, where'd you get your live rock? It looks amazing!


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Old 02/18/2018, 01:24 PM   #10
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Pffff at $16.99 for 200mg, my tank would cost $170 to treat once....Tech M Magnesium treatment is way cheaper and very effective.
My cost was just a little over $1 per 200mg capsule.


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Old 02/18/2018, 01:46 PM   #11
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I knocked it out with high mag. Ran it at 1600


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Old 02/18/2018, 02:45 PM   #12
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My cost was just a little over $1 per 200mg capsule.
Yeah, I went back and looked again 10, 200mg capsules for $16.99, that's pretty good, it appears initially that 200mg is $16.99, very misleading, they should change that. LOL


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Old 02/22/2018, 09:07 PM   #13
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Pffff at $16.99 for 200mg, my tank would cost $170 to treat once....Tech M Magnesium treatment is way cheaper and very effective.
Tech M had a recipe change. If flucon is good enough for Jason fox, it is good enough for me.

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Old 02/23/2018, 09:46 AM   #14
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I've done the magnesium treatment with great success.

On a side note, where'd you get your live rock? It looks amazing!
Gulfview live rock


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Old 02/23/2018, 09:48 AM   #15
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Gulfview live rock
No, it was gulf live rock. Sorry


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