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    Bryopsis help

    I have battled this since I setup the biocube. I usually just pull it out when I do my weekly water change. There has to be an easier way. Any help would be great.

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    sea hare, the ugly spiky ones

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNMJ7pwRUHY

    see how spiky he is? The smooth frilly ones do not eat anything and just die on you

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    Okay. I will look into this. And then just pay it forward once it is gone.
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    sea hare, the ugly spiky ones

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNMJ7pwRUHY

    see how spiky he is? The smooth frilly ones do not eat anything and just die on you

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    Is that just mag?

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    It's magnesium and plutonium.

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    lol so not only does it cure bryopsis, it makes your fish and corals glow like you have never seen them glow before! I like it!

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    I have researched that item. It looks good but in my small tank it scares me

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    Is it on your rocks, frags or everywhere.
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    It is weird. It gets on my powerhead, heater and the back wall of the biocube and some on the glass. Nothing on the rocks or frags.
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    Is it on your rocks, frags or everywhere.

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    I noticed with my old 40g setup that it grew best on my locline and on the overflow grating.


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    Kent tech M is the best as Romebaby said. Get the mag level to around 1700 and it should take care of it. Others will tell you that this is too high for snails, but I never had a problem. It has to be the Kent though, other mag supplements don't work for some reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Romebaby View Post
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    Didn't work on mine -- had levels way up for a month with no effect. Sea Hare didn't work either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrumpto View Post
    Didn't work on mine -- had levels way up for a month with no effect. Sea Hare didn't work either.
    Case in point is to make sure you get the right type of sea hare as not all of them eat bryopsis. Also my sea hare would never go up on my locline but cleaned the rest of the tank so I always had to scrub it off the locline.

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    I had some on a few pieces last year. The pieces that could be removed from the tank I tried the 3% Hydrogen Peroxide solution (used standard house hold Hydrogen Peroxide from Walgreens) method on and it did very well. I have had no recurrence of biprosys. I would probably be too...bock bock chicken...to dip any corals, but this guy on Reef Builders recommends it and has different times for different species. Worth a look at the article.

    http://reefbuilders.com/2010/03/29/u...algae-removal/

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    I have done this but only with bare rock or zoas only.
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    I have dipped with peroxide on zoas, frogspawn, birds nest and digi. The sps was mad for several weeks but did come back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireDawg56 View Post
    I had some on a few pieces last year. The pieces that could be removed from the tank I tried the 3% Hydrogen Peroxide solution (used standard house hold Hydrogen Peroxide from Walgreens) method on and it did very well. I have had no recurrence of biprosys. I would probably be too...bock bock chicken...to dip any corals, but this guy on Reef Builders recommends it and has different times for different species. Worth a look at the article.

    http://reefbuilders.com/2010/03/29/u...algae-removal/
    I accidentally left a zoa colony in 100% hydrogen peroxide overnight, came back nearly 24 hours later to the pee cup and realized my coral was still there. Threw it back in the tank and a few days later it opened back up and all of the bryopsis was white and dead. Not saying this is what anyone should do but some corals are pretty resilient.

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    the only creatures shown to eat bryopsis are lettuce nudibranches
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