Bryopsis Cure: My Battle With Bryopsis Using Fluconazole

Discussion in 'Algae (including nuisance algae and bacteria)' started by NCreefguy, Jan 19, 2017.

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  2. No

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  3. I'm treating my tank with it now.

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  4. I love Bryopsis and I'm mad that everyone is killing it.

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  1. swensos

    swensos Well-Known Member

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    I have some stubborn strain of bryopsis in my tank. It grows long, thick strands, up to at least six inches, and has the fern-like strands near the base.

    I treated the normal dose for thirty days, thought it was gone, but it came back with a vengeance ten days after water changes. I'm treating again and will try 6 weeks. I will post a pic shortly.
     
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  2. swensos

    swensos Well-Known Member

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  3. MamaLovesHerReefTank

    MamaLovesHerReefTank Well-Known Member

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    I myself am still treating and that is how I voted. Once my treatment is done, I will change my vote accordingly which based on my results after 11 days in, will more than likely be yes.
     
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  4. domgreenslade

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    I’ve just signed up to say I put Fluconazole in my tank yesterday. Worked out at 450mg in my 110litre. Could only get 3 tablets in a short space of time.
    Will update along the way, but here are the before photos
    One thing, I removed my bag of carbon and took the slimmer cup off, but the bag of carbon had previously split so there are some carbon granules in the sump. Should I get rid ASAP? And I assume Refugium light is ok as normal?

    Finally, I have a small CUC, one hermit, 2 peppermints and a emerald crab. All my snails previously died. Should I get some snails in there ASAP?

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  5. NCreefguy

    NCreefguy Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Hello and welcome to R2R!
    I wouldn't worry about that little bit of carbon in your sump and your fuge light is fine. I would definitely get more snails in there. They won't eat Bryopsis but they'll help keep your glass and rocks cleaner to help deter GHA growth.
     
  6. Maggie321

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    I called my vets office and talked to them about getting 8 200mg capsules of fluconazole to treat my 40 gallon tank... they kept calling it some other kind of zole...at first told me I could come get it then when I got there said "no, we don't understand why you are treating an algae with an antifungal medication". I tried explaining that sometimes meds have side effects that work for other purposes...and the EPA is never going to say that a medication that farmers dump on their crops every year, kills some forms of algae. Well anyway, now I'm just going to order it off the web. EBay has everything. I did tell them that I would much rather treat my tank with medication from a trustworthy source, rather that some unknown off eBay. I wish veterinarians were required to know more than just dogs and cats.
     
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  7. stevo01

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    “The azole antifungal agents in clinical use contain either two or three nitrogens in the azole ring and are thereby classified as imidazoles (e.g., ketoconazole and miconazole, clotrimazole) or triazoles (e.g., itraconazole and fluconazole), respectively.”

    Yes their is a family of “azole”. Fluconazole is used in the hobby to treat fungus infections in fish, more common in fresh water.
     
  8. Maggie321

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    She kept calling it ketoconazole, I did tell her also, I am not a pharmacist and I am not sure if they are the same thing. I wouldn't want to risk it.
     
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    Yeah thats the wrong one. See my quote I posted.
     
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    Fluconazole is a Triazole and uses 3 nitrogen’s I believe.
     
  11. Legal Reefer

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    Just got my algae buster today, but I'm going to save it for backup. I am trying to find what started the outbreak as suggested, as it looks like changing from the primo RO water to distilled for changes and top off is starting to pay off. The algae is getting thin enough to see some rock again finally. Screenshot_20171106-212622.png Screenshot_20171106-212525.png Screenshot_20171106-212509.png Screenshot_20171106-212255.png Screenshot_20171106-212313.png
     
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    How is the shipping going thru pay-less for time?
     
  13. NCreefguy

    NCreefguy Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    I chose the Priority Mail when I ordered mine and received it in 2 or 3 days.
     
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    I went with free shipping.Where is this place located at?
     
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    Minesotta.

    I ordered mine Friday and received it Monday
     
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    NCreefguy Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    They are located in Minnesota.
     
  17. NCreefguy

    NCreefguy Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    @Willy315 beat me to it. :)


    Yeah I think most people get theirs in a few days but there was someone in the thread I think it took a little over a week or so with the free shipping method.
     
  18. Sea MunnKey

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    It's true as I got rid of the entire bubble algae using Vibrant ... other algaes not so much
     
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    It took a good 8-10 days before I noticed any change. After that everything died off quicker and quicker. I am now at the third of the 2nd round and 70% of the hair algae I had are gone. Hopefully by the end of next week I will have a clean tank.
     
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    Thought I'd give an update. I did 2 rounds of fluconazle to both the main tank and the display refugium. The 2nd round was end of aug/1st of sept. I had 2 patches left under 2 rocks in the main display. They are gone and there is no algae in my tank except for a bit that gets on the glass. Very pleased with the results.
     
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