Purge for montipora eating nudis

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  1. Reefinny

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    Underwater Creations. They are still struggling to keep it in stock. Demand is a little high...
    https://www.uwcmn.com/product-line
     
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    I acquired late spring some montis' from a fellow reefer in my area. About a month later found three nudi's on my glass. I netted them and flushed them. About three weeks later, found 2 more appeared. I scanned for eggs but could not find any. I hadn't seen them the last 4 months and my montis the whole time were fine.
    Then in July noticed a few Aptasia and could not reach the ones at bottom as tank is 36" deep. So I ordered Berghia Nudibranch and after getting home realized I caught and dumped 5 large Berghia ( darn it). trying to play it safe
     
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    So are we thinking that Purge works on MENs? I am currently battling an outbreak as well.a Thanks
     
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    Today would be my second treatment. As of now yes. I have had a few issues this week but I can not directly link it to purge.
     
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    Thanks for the updates! And good look with the second dose.

    What kind of issues did u have??
     
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    So yes - I am on my 3rd dose. NO signs of the little buggers. I did post I had some issues but I 100% can not point it to Purge. I am dealing with some algae I did not have before I started but I would rather deal with a little algae than loose another Monti.

    I did loose 4 acro colonies - BUT I am no way putting the demise on purge as I have 4 tanks in my system and all of the lose was from my main DT tank. I think I have narrowed down to what had happened. I went to change out a power head. I went from a MP40 to a new Octo Pulse. Well let me tell you its one heck of a powerful powerhead. To the point they should probably have them kick on at 1% when you turn it on, not 100%. It caused a siphon of 4 year old sand (another reason I am going BB on my upgrade) to kick up and blanket my tank. I did kick the power heads to 100% to clear the water column but think I should have done an immediate WC and some new GFO as I think the blanket of sand had spiked the Phos and Nites so high he threw them off kilt. Its been a tough few months with the tank.

    The reason I do not think it was related to purge as I said there are 4 tanks. I would have had losses in other tanks.

    I have since stopped the bleeding (I think) probably extended treatment a little further than I wanted to, and will deal with the algae after my final treatment.
     
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    I will say the way I am dosing it is slowly pouring it down my overflow upstairs (sump is in basement) I feel it gave it a better way of mixing it up as it hit the sump and went into the entire system. Like I said I have multiple tanks in my system. The only thing that seems to really not like it (besides the dead Nudis) is my Squamosa shuts tight when I first dose but usually the next day is open back up. I am contemplating dosing a little vibrant to start knocking the algae back. Love to hear UWC chime in @UWC
     
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    Totally fine to use Vibrant at the same time :)
     
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    So other than the issue I had with my acro's that I still honestly believe was unrelated to purge, I just treated my tank with the last dose and I have no signs at all of the montipora eating nudibranch.

    At the end of the week I'm going to do a decent water change get all my carbon back online, do a really good clean up skimmer, sump and hopefully start enjoying the tank again. Been a tough few months between a fish getting stuck in my drain pipe and flooding upstairs (float switch and ALD failed but that's another story) and I lost some really nice corals due to these pests and I'm glad to see we have something on the market that can eradicate them now.

    Thank you @UWC
     
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    Hey!

    That is great hear! Sorry to hear of all the issues. Really hope things turn around now for you :)

    Thanks,
    Jeff
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    Any update? I wonder what's the life cycle of MENs because maybe the 4 weeks treatment for AEFW is not necessary/enough. If it does disrupt their ability to reproduce, we have to figure how much their eggs last to hatch and when a MEN is considered adult to lay eggs.
     
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    Wondering if there is any update on this as well.
     
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    Any update?
     
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    I do believe they were eradicated I had some other issues at the same time that I cannot relate directly to purge. I don't have any new signs of montipora is dying I did also pick up a few yellow coris wrasse that are pretty active in the tank
     
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    Sounds like I need to give this a try. I just lost my slow burn, witch hunter, beach bum, grafted sun, star burst, seasons greetings, red cap, and purple rim. Sad day
     
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    I have not heard of this but know of flatworm exit and Pohls Fltaworm stop- both effective but must be used AS DIRECTED without overdosing.
     
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