What a beautiful sight.I'm trying not to get overly excited just yet but after 3 days I am starting to see a change in the Bryopsis. Everyone who has tried this saw their Bryopsis start to turn white after a few days or so and then thin out and die. My Bryopsis is definitely starting to turn white. Also there are still no signs of stress on my fish,corals or inverts. This is looking very promising so far.
Day 3 of treatment.
Bryopsis has taken the joy out of reefing from many people through the years. I can remember way back when raised mag levels helped some but not others and they just quit all together and sold off everything. People were trying any and everything they could think of and still couldn't beat it. I know some people broke everything down and started over only to have it return on them because they missed cleaning something good enough. If this works there will a lot of people ordering it.Also following this. I've been battling a bryopsis invasion for more than a year that has completely sucked the joy out of my tank and made me not want to show it to anyone. Been treating with Vibrant since September or October... at first, it looked like it was going to be promising, but then it just kind of plateued. Then, I moved. Finally, it looks like the bryopsis might be dying back... but if it comes back, you better believe I'll be ordering up some Fluco if this works.
I had my refugium off-line before dosing due to changing some things around in my system so I can't speak as to how your macro algae will react. I can tell you though that Fluconazole has not had any impact on a couple of other nuisance algae in my tank like hair/turf green algae. If I were running an ATS,I would probably take it off line though just in case.What effect does Fluconazole have on cheato and caulerpa? If it breaks the cell wall of algae, I guessing it will wipe out a ATS or sump full of cheato.
I don't know about bubble algae, but Vibrant eliminated all of my bubble algae in about 6 weeks dosing 2x week at 1ml/10gal and I had quite a bitI have very little hair algae in my tanks. I run cheato and caulerpa in my sumps. That is why I am so concerned. Please tell me this stuff kills bubble algae. MY 50G reef has always had a problem with that crap.
So far as of 4 days in to the treatment,Bryopsis seams to be the only algae that is dying off. Trust me though,Bryopsis was our target on this one. Most other algaes can be dealt with by clean up crews,better nutrient exporting or manual removal. Bryopsis usually survives no matter what you do.I have very little hair algae in my tanks. I run cheato and caulerpa in my sumps. That is why I am so concerned. Please tell me this stuff kills bubble algae. MY 50G reef has always had a problem with that crap.
Looking good. How about the rest of the tank? Does it look like this everywhere?