Killing bryopsis on overflow

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I have bryopsis growing on my overflow but nowhere else in the tank and I’d like to keep it that way. It was on some rocks but I removed them from the tank so I’m trying really hard not to spread this stuff. I’m planning on a water change tomorrow and want to remove it. After I remove some water I was going to pull the algae off the overflow. Is there anything you’d recommend I do after carefully pulling it off? I was thinking about wiping it with rubbing alcohol? What do you guys think?
 
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It’s fine if some gets in the water right? I think people use it in a syringe to inject into patches too?
I scrub my magnet cleaner and feeding ring with Hydrogen Peroxide every 2 weeks. Never rinsed them all give a good shake and right back into the tank. They both sit above my Zoas patch and they will shrink in for a few hours but nothing else noticeable to me. Algae kinda mushes up and becomes white and then disappears near that area.
 

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It’s fine if some gets in the water right? I think people use it in a syringe to inject into patches too?
I use hydrogen peroxide with a needle to eliminate Aptasia. However, I use toothbrush 95% of the time. Depending on degree of algae growth underwater, H202 need be refreshed ever few seconds with repeat scrubbing.

Some European reefers run continuous drip of hydrogen peroxide, particularly with ornamental shrimp. Medical internal use of hydrogen peroxide is a standard practice for many people, similar to apple cider vinegar taken orally.


I so much prefer spot treating the problem as opposed to treating the whole system with Fluconazole, an antifungal medicine. The micro fauna & fana are quite complex in our marine ecosystem. Not a big fan of broad spectrum chemical treatment when it comes to a mature reef aquarium.

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I got rid of both bryopsis and bubble algae by squirting with boiling water.

Boil water and put it in a coffee cup. Turn off pumps. Use a long coral feeding syring or turkey baster to gently spray them. They will turn a whitefish color then the snails will hammer them.

Keep in mind that anything around the area may get hit with the boiling water so squirt slow so you get most of the heat where you want it.

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Just a thought but if it is up near the top you might drain the water level so that the bryopsis is out of the water. Then you can do whatever you're going to do with the bryopsis
 
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Just a thought but if it is up near the top you might drain the water level so that the bryopsis is out of the water. Then you can do whatever you're going to do with the bryopsis
This is what I did. I just used a tooth brush with hydrogen peroxide. This was a week ago and so far so good.
 
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