Fluconazole and macro algae

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For those of you who have used fluconazole to treat hair algae, etc I was wondering if it had any effect on macro algae in your tank or refugium.
 

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I've never used it because I think that's exactly what would happen.

I'll be interested to hear what others have to say.
 
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I've never used it because I think that's exactly what would happen.

I'll be interested to hear what others have to say.
That's what I was thinking too so I thought I would ask around to try and find out
 

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ive used flucanozole, and it had little to no effect on my chaeto. In general, I believe that the chaeto, and any macro algae, have cell walls and structures too robust for flucanozole to kill it
 
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ive used flucanozole, and it had little to no effect on my chaeto. In general, I believe that the chaeto, and any macro algae, have cell walls and structures too robust for flucanozole to kill it
Cool beans. Thanks.
 

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I've done multiple fluconazole treatments and my conclusion is that it can kill macroalgae so do not leave macroalgae in your tank at least for the first week of treatment.

Did you end up using fluconazole? How were the results?
 

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