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- Oct 15, 2016
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What X dose Flux did you use and how long before you preformed WC?1- Sort of? It worked temporarily, but grew back just as thick after anywhere from a week to a month (depending on application), despite weekly water changes and using a GFO reactor.
2-The first attempts were diluted. Approximately 50/50 peroxide and water, applied to rocks directly after removing them from the water along with being brushed with a toothbrush and plucking as much as I could. I then rinsed them in fresh mixed saltwater and replaced them. The GHA went away for about a week with this method. The second rounds were undiluted out-of-the-bottle 3% applications, to rocks directly after removing them from the water with plucking and brushing. That worked for about a month and the grow back was slower.
3- Not to my knowledge. I did lose some hermit crabs but I'm not sure what from. I had a Triton test and I have some iron and zinc and a couple other things that could have impacted that. I'm using polyfilter now so hopefully that will be sorted.
I also used Vibrant after the applications, and that seemed to have no impact after the first couple of days where the GHA would get a bit pale- but that's it. I finally used Flux RX 2000 and that worked on almost all of it and all rocks/shells/surfaces have remained GHA free for a couple months now. Hopefully the GFO will keep it under control. I even have a bunch of coralline algae spots on the back and on some of my rocks/shells now.