Treating GHA with Fluc

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  1. GoVols

    GoVols Cobb-Webb 1989 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader MTRCMember Build Thread Contributor Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Partner Member 2018 Partner Member 2019

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    That makes a lot of sense from here.
     
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    Legal Reefer Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I had a bad GHA problem too. I ordered the fluconzole to treat my tank but someone on R2R advised me to try to remedy the problem. I still have the unopened bottle...lol. Saving it just in case. I did the tooth brush scrub and hand pulling thing. I also used a turkey baster to keep detritus blown off everything. Added snails, hermits, emerald crab, and eventually a diamond goby to clean the sand. I was surprised that the goby ate some algae off the rock and back glass. I kept my light on a 10 hour schedule. I hope the fluconzole works for you. Don't give up no matter what. Screenshot_20171227-202955.png Screenshot_20171227-203008.png Screenshot_20171227-203020.png Screenshot_20171227-203057.png Screenshot_20171227-203111.png Screenshot_20171227-203127.png
     
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    will Fluconazole kill cheato?
     
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    My chaeto melted during the treatment but I’ve read that others didn’t have theirs melt.
     
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    Mark Gray Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018 Partner Member 2019

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    Thanks I will wait till the new build is up then
     
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    No, mine did not.

    I have a lot of weird stuff. Only effected gha bryo and the green algae on the glass.
     
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    Thank you so much for all the advice! I really appreciate your kindness.
     
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    I'll try turning my lights up then! I read through the giant fluconazole thread once and went back to double check a few things, and I guess I forgot the bit about lighting. Thank you for the tips :)
     
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    saltyfilmfolks Lights! Camera! Reef! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor

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    You are very welcome!
     
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    Fluconazole did not affect my chaeto.
     
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    Quick Update:

    I've changed my lighting cycle to preset 1 on the Orbit Marine Pro LED, which is 10 hrs full intensity, 15 min sunrise/sunset, and 4 hrs of moonlight. Does this sound better? I now know that the algae needs to photosynthesize for the treatment to work, but I didn't want to increase the light too much right away and hurt the corals.
     
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    IMO , it should be fine.

    Keep an eye on the coral.
     
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    Sounds like a good pkan. If you have any shaded areas put some light on them too. Can be from any light source like a lamp even. Let us know when the Devils spawn starts to lighten in color. Then it will start to fall apart.
     
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    You are blessed to have this treatment availble. My life for 4 years was trying to kill it. Then the fluconazole treatment became availble around a year ago and the reefing community was blessed.
     
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    You got that right ;Woot ;Woot
     
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    I've seen the same thing. Most people say that nothing will happen, but there are some who've had theirs die off. Chaeto is always easy to get so it's not a huge deal IMO -- But it's something to take note of.
     
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    Day 10:

    Progress at long last! The algae is definitely turning a lighter, more brown color and feels completely different when I go to pull it off.

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    This is the longest I've gone without a water change and I'm thinking that at the two week mark, I'll do one and add another dose of fluc.

    On a sad note, something happened to my clown :( I can't find her anywhere, so I'm assuming the cuc did their job; I just don't know what killed her though.

    To end on a happy note, here's Boris the tailspot blenny looking extra precious.
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    Excellent news!


    You may want to consider running the skimmer with no cup, or adding an air stone to the back of the tank. Just to keep o2 in the system
     
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    Quick follow up:

    Clown has been found! She somehow ended up in the back filtration part that's built into my tank. I guess she was trying to be Nemo or something. Scooped her out and now she's fine and dandy.
     
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    I have a skimmer I got with the tank but have no clue how to use it/set it up.... Until I get that figured out, I'll see if I can find an airstone that could fit in the back.
     
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