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    Fluconazole and nutrient export

    Those of you that have tried this treatment, how did you control nutrients for the treatment period?

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    After about 48 hrs bryopsis started disappearing. After 4 days it was 90% gone. A few little patches were stubborn and held out for 10 days.
    Been about 4 months now and Ive seen 2 tiny clumps in which I completely removed the rock and wire brushed it off. I saw no change in the
    parameters I checked during that time frame.
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    You left your filtration on during treatment?

    Quote Originally Posted by reeftopia View Post
    After about 48 hrs bryopsis started disappearing. After 4 days it was 90% gone. A few little patches were stubborn and held out for 10 days.
    Been about 4 months now and Ive seen 2 tiny clumps in which I completely removed the rock and wire brushed it off. I saw no change in the
    parameters I checked during that time frame.












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    Did turn off protein skimmer added an air bubbler
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    At what point should someone consider treating with fluconazole? Will this only treat bryopsis or is it more broad spectrum? Is it safe to be used with inverts?

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    I left the skimmer on. Saw a slight spike in nitrates in day 6. Other than that, I saw nothing out of the ordinary except the loss of all unwanted algae. All inverts were fine.

    It is supposed to work on all filamentous algae. I would use it anytime I had a hair algae or bryopsis that was not related to the initial cycle.
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    Every thing i read said turn the skimmer off which made me concerned about die off and a nutrient spike.

    Quote Originally Posted by Clownfish Chris View Post
    I left the skimmer on. Saw a slight spike in nitrates in day 6. Other than that, I saw nothing out of the ordinary except the loss of all unwanted algae. All inverts were fine.

    It is supposed to work on all filamentous algae. I would use it anytime I had a hair algae or bryopsis that was not related to the initial cycle.












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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller View Post
    Every thing i read said turn the skimmer off which made me concerned about die off and a nutrient spike.
    I read that too. Ignored it because of the spike I had with vibrant. Treated about two months ago and have had no algae return. I can’t see the skimmer pulling out enough to make it ineffective. Carbon is another story. I don’t run carbon anyway so for me that wasn’t a concern.

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    The consensus skimmer protocol on R2R was first few days no skimmer or no cup - but then back on to help with potential nutrient spikes as die off began in earnest -- iirc

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    Nutrients will spike in about a week or so but it all depends on how bad you let it go as bryopsis can be prevented by just staying on top off regular maintenance.
    If your tank is matured as in older than a year and you do a treatment most likely the spike won't even bother anything, if your tank is pretty young less than a year be ready to do a large water change close to 100%.
    Make sure you test everyday on your Po4 and No3.
    Limitation on skimmer usage is recommended, that said just dial it to a real dry skim.
    The more you can remove manual the better it is.
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