Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    MARSH GUEST
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Eldridge and W. Little York
    Posts
    902
    Post Thanks / Like
    Post Thanks / Like

    Fluconazole and nutrient export

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

    Thanks for your reply!












    200 Gallon |
    ATI Sunpower T5 | Reef Octopus Skimmer | 40 Gallon Sump | DC 9000 Return Pump | Carbon | 2 MP40 | 2 Gyre X150
    http://images.aquaticlog.com/aquarium/aquarium7984.png

  2. #2
    Vice President
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    montgomery tx, lake conroe area
    Posts
    2,574
    Post Thanks / Like
    Post Thanks / Like
    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.
    David
    M.A.R.S.H. - Vice President
    Marine Aquarium and Reef Society of Houston

  3. Thanks Miller thanked for this post
  4. #3
    MARSH GUEST
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Eldridge and W. Little York
    Posts
    902
    Post Thanks / Like
    Post Thanks / Like
    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.












    200 Gallon |
    ATI Sunpower T5 | Reef Octopus Skimmer | 40 Gallon Sump | DC 9000 Return Pump | Carbon | 2 MP40 | 2 Gyre X150
    http://images.aquaticlog.com/aquarium/aquarium7984.png

  5. #4
    Vice President
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    montgomery tx, lake conroe area
    Posts
    2,574
    Post Thanks / Like
    Post Thanks / Like
    Did turn off protein skimmer added an air bubbler
    David
    M.A.R.S.H. - Vice President
    Marine Aquarium and Reef Society of Houston

  6. Thanks Miller thanked for this post
    Likes Miller liked this post
  7. #5
    BOD MEMBER sneezebeetle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    3,319
    Post Thanks / Like
    Post Thanks / Like
    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?

    Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
    Deanna Horning
    M.A.R.S.H. - Board Member
    Marine Aquarium and Reef Society of Houston

  8. #6
    Moved On
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Spring 77373
    Posts
    2,358
    Post Thanks / Like
    Post Thanks / Like
    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.
    Last edited by Clownfish Chris; 11-07-2017 at 08:04 AM.

  9. #7
    MARSH GUEST
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Eldridge and W. Little York
    Posts
    902
    Post Thanks / Like
    Post Thanks / Like
    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.












    200 Gallon |
    ATI Sunpower T5 | Reef Octopus Skimmer | 40 Gallon Sump | DC 9000 Return Pump | Carbon | 2 MP40 | 2 Gyre X150
    http://images.aquaticlog.com/aquarium/aquarium7984.png

  10. #8
    Moved On
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Spring 77373
    Posts
    2,358
    Post Thanks / Like
    Post Thanks / Like
    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.

  11. Thanks Tnconcept thanked for this post
  12. #9
    Supporting Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Clear Lake
    Posts
    92
    Post Thanks / Like
    Post Thanks / Like
    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

  13. Thanks Miller thanked for this post
  14. #10
    Moved On
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    5,753
    Post Thanks / Like
    Post Thanks / Like
    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.

  15. Thanks Miller thanked for this post

Similar Threads

  1. Fluconazole
    By aquaman30k in forum Want to Buy (WTB)
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-12-2018, 08:15 PM
  2. Fluconazole
    By garaymail in forum Want to Buy (WTB)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-11-2017, 07:23 PM
  3. cultivating algae for nutrients export
    By stdreb27 in forum Marine and Reef General Discussion
    Replies: 63
    Last Post: 12-15-2008, 07:48 PM
  4. Refugium and Xenia for waste export?
    By MarkieB in forum Marine and Reef General Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-09-2006, 10:27 PM
  5. Xenia for Nutrient Export??
    By redd_one in forum Marine and Reef General Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-22-2005, 05:53 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •