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Fluconozal for Bryopsis

Discussion in 'Reef Talk' started by Reefer508, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. Reefer508

    Reefer508 Well-Known Member BRS Member

    Has anyone tried this? Been fighting some Bryopsis for about 6 months now. Raised Mag over 1800 and it will recede a bit but then comes back after about 2 weeks.
     
  2. Spudsly

    Spudsly Non-member

    I've used it, it all died as advertised. One thing is I didn't have a strong enough clean up crew to eat the dying stuff so it kind of just sat there dead for too long.
     
  3. TopheReef

    TopheReef Well-Known Member BRS Member

    I had luck getting rid of it by using a small toothbrush to lightly loosen it up with fine mesh net to collect it. What I did though was put it into my Refugium and increased the Refugium light hours. After a while the amount growing in the Refugium was competing to fast for any to grow in the display tank. I increased the flow in the display and introduced additional snails in the display and Refugium. Anytime I saw a chunk I could grab in the Refugium I would toss it in the trash. It eventually disappeared.
     
  4. Bendint

    Bendint Nothing good happens fast BRS Member

    I heard it was the silver bullet for briopsis raising mag doesn't work unless it's "OLD" Kent tech M the changed the formula had friends dose I beleive 10-20mgper 10 gallon one time dose shut off and clean reactors and remove and filter media


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  5. MLemming7

    MLemming7 Non-member

    Do it! It works wonders!!


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  6. Platehead

    Platehead Non-member

    Where can you buy t?
     
  7. Reefer508

    Reefer508 Well-Known Member BRS Member

  8. Reefer508

    Reefer508 Well-Known Member BRS Member

    Not even 24 hours since dose and starting to see white tips on algae. All corals and fish look great, no ill effects. I will need to replenish clean up crew as the Magnesium reeked havoc on them.
     
  9. MLemming7

    MLemming7 Non-member

    Fluconazole is a wonderful thing!


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  10. Reefer508

    Reefer508 Well-Known Member BRS Member

    Just noticed my typo, dose was 200mg/10 gallons
     
  11. gzr918

    gzr918 Well-Known Member BRS Member

    Just dropped my dose in today, will report back with changes
     
  12. Reefer508

    Reefer508 Well-Known Member BRS Member

    One week and all coral and fish look great and almost NO algae left. This stuff really seems to work well.
     
  13. gzr918

    gzr918 Well-Known Member BRS Member

    Have you had any nitrate or phosphate spikes from the decaying stuff?
     
  14. Reefer508

    Reefer508 Well-Known Member BRS Member

    Yes a little. Phosphate @ .25, normal 0 . Nitrate @ 20 ppm, normal 5 . I trimmed as much as I could before starting to minimize it. Also changing filter socks every 3 days and added 30 Astraea snails.
     
  15. Aquanaut

    Aquanaut Well-Known Member BRS Member

    Does anyone have 1 dose they could part with? My tank is 10g of water volume so I only need one capsule I believe
     
  16. wpeterson

    wpeterson Well-Known Member Officer BRS Member

    I've got some in Somerville, tablets not gel caps though.
     
  17. mrcote1

    mrcote1 Non-member

    I just ordered some fluconazole for my 6 gallon dwarf seahorse tank to take care of my emerging bryopsis issue. Anyone have experience with flucon and seahorses and macro algae? I have many kinds of macro algae in the tank as well as a purple ribbon gorgonian
     
  18. gzr918

    gzr918 Well-Known Member BRS Member

    I have mangroves, chaeto, and a purple ribbon gorg, flucon has only affected bryopsis so far
     
  19. gzr918

    gzr918 Well-Known Member BRS Member

    Anyone try using vibrant for bubble algae?
     
  20. Reefer508

    Reefer508 Well-Known Member BRS Member

    Just did a big water change after the Fluconazole treatment. Some of the nastiest yellow green water I've seen coming out of my tank. All coral look great, fish are acting normal, and no nuisance algae to be seen. Will be doing a full round of testing tomorrow.
     

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