Treating GHA with Fluc

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  1. Justin Swinney

    Justin Swinney Active Member

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    I didn’t have any luck with fluconazole killing gha. Tried it twice. It did kill the few patches of bryopsis I had. I wound up getting a few banded trochus snails, a lawnmower blenny and changing gfo weekly for a while and now all are fat and happy and no visible algae. And I cut back on gfo usage to once a month after the algae disappeared
     
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    Great news!! Your plan of attack sounds very good. Keep up the good work! Oh, and the lighting too. :)
     
  3. Kenzie Jeanine

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    Thank you! Things are really looking infinitely better than before I started the treatment.
     
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    Following this thread. Fluco was very helpful for me dealing with Bryopsis. I hope it works for you dealing with GHA.
     
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    So far it has been doing a really great job and I'm very hopeful that it'll wipe the algae out!
     
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    Day 15:

    Oh I think things are almost done!!! This is so exciting for me. For the most part, I haven't needed to pull any of the algae off manually; it's just being eaten by the cuc.
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    As others pointed out, the shaded areas are the last to go. I need to do a water change (nitrates are a bit high currently) so that's my plan for the afternoon. Should I immediately redose the fluc after the change, or should I put my carbon and everything back in for a few days, remove them, and then redose?

    Also! My clownfish that had disappeared has returned. She pulled a Finding Nemo and somehow ended up in one of the back filtration chambers.
     
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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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    Id do the wc and retreat.

    So glad you found your fish!
     
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    Thank you! And I'm really relieved as well about Dina. Even though she bites me all the time, she's still very pretty and I'd prefer my crabs didn't have a $60 dinner haha
     
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    Hey there is rock under that algae!! Exciting. The flu will kill gha for up to a month. Once the die off has stopped I agree do a h2o change, run carbon and gfo if you do. If you still have live gha you can retreat. Took me 3 treatments to get every bit of it dead dead dead. Of course at any time your tank looks like something is stressed that is a good time to do a h2o change or two and give it a break. Remember carbon will remove the meds, gfo will not.
     
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    What a great outcome! Now you can really enjoy your tank.
     
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    Still have a bit to go before I'm completely happy, but I can actually look at my tank now without feeling sad and stressed!
     
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    How is your tank doing after all of this? I have been having a fight with GHA now for a long time and I am thinking about ordering some of this to treat my tank.
     
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    I am happy I read this post I have had bryopsis for about a year I sort of could keep it down by pulling it, well I decided to try Fluconazole. I am very leery about putting anything in my tank. I have a 55 with a trigger 39 sump I think maybe about 70 gallons of water total. I used 4 pills I know I under dosed and the next day I dosed 1 more pill. In 4 day it is pretty much all gone, now I have puled some and it did getg a different texture after dosing. Very Happy will see what happens after the weekend
     
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    Completely gone from my tank! I highly recommend giving it a try if you're having GHA issues.
     
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    Congratulations!
     
  16. Kenzie Jeanine

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    Thank you!
     
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    That sounds amazing, I will have to order some soon!
     
  18. Ocean Lotion

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    It is great not having that annoyance.
     
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