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    Rabbit fish will eat it, but some never acquire the taste for it, hit or miss. I think the key is when the first sign of it pops up you have to do something quick otherwise nothing will control it once it gets out of hand.


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    Mg and some huge turbo snails also works... I wake up every morning to less and less algae/bryopsis. My yellow tang occasionally grazes, too. It started off with the algae pulling away from the rock with the help of the Mg, and now it's being eaten. I'm getting pretty lucky.

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    The only sure fire method I've found is dipping in hydrogen peroxide. That only works if you can pull the affected rock out of the tank.

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    Do I dilute the peroxide? How long should I leave the zoas in the peroxide for?

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    The only sure fire method I've found is dipping in hydrogen peroxide. That only works if you can pull the affected rock out of the tank.

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    1/2 peroxide 1/2 tank water. 5 minutes should do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hooked View Post
    1/2 peroxide 1/2 tank water. 5 minutes should do it.
    I did 100% and left the frags overnight and they were fine, BY NO MEANS am I recommending doing this, just saying it to help calm some fears about dipping in hydrogen peroxide.

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    Flavobacteriaceae endosymbionts are restricted to Bryopsis, and only occur within specific, warm-temperate and tropical clades of the genus. So..... try to target the endosymbionts with specific irritants that will disturb their DNA-specific genomes(linker ligations, PCR). Simple.

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    I wonder about a freshwater dip, recently I started dipping new frags in freshwater to rid them of possible pests, the pods shoot out and die quick but the polyps seem happy the next day whereas when I was usin peroxide even for 1 minute at 20% i had polyp casualties and so I'm trying fw as an alternative but have no real algae to test out a fw dip on but maybe it's worth a try?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Reefkoi View Post
    I wonder about a freshwater dip, recently I started dipping new frags in freshwater to rid them of possible pests, the pods shoot out and die quick but the polyps seem happy the next day whereas when I was usin peroxide even for 1 minute at 20% i had polyp casualties and so I'm trying fw as an alternative but have no real algae to test out a fw dip on but maybe it's worth a try?
    If I had a plug with bryopsis on it I would test it out, Chad, maybe you can try both and post the results?

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    How long of a dip in FW are you doing Chris? I have many to try. Do I need to use a tooth brush or anything to get it off or should it come off on its own?
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    I wonder about a freshwater dip, recently I started dipping new frags in freshwater to rid them of possible pests, the pods shoot out and die quick but the polyps seem happy the next day whereas when I was usin peroxide even for 1 minute at 20% i had polyp casualties and so I'm trying fw as an alternative but have no real algae to test out a fw dip on but maybe it's worth a try?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweat044 View Post
    How long of a dip in FW are you doing Chris? I have many to try. Do I need to use a tooth brush or anything to get it off or should it come off on its own?
    it will look clear/pale after the dip and die off on its own, like weed killer on weeds, does its damage and wilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe View Post
    Flavobacteriaceae endosymbionts are restricted to Bryopsis, and only occur within specific, warm-temperate and tropical clades of the genus. So..... try to target the endosymbionts with specific irritants that will disturb their DNA-specific genomes(linker ligations, PCR). Simple.

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    Hey, I typed the dots ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by static reef View Post
    No one copy/pastes like you Joe. No one.

    Are you talking quality or quantity. I'm pretty sure there is a close second....




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    As Joe pasted, you need to disrupt it.... And so fw came to mind as I was thinking of a possible solution

    Chad, I did only 1 minute


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    When I peroxide dip my zoos, I do 24/75 peroxide/freshwater. I've lost polyps this way but also destroyed the byprosis. But it's gotten so out of band as of late due to my schedule and lack of maintenance there's no just dipping frags. Doyle gave me a bottle of Kent tech-m. I've been slowly raising my mag in both tanks. So far the growth and spread has slowed. In my nano it's starting to melt the algae. I know it's not a solution so much as a way to help get it under control. But I know my poor husbandry as of late is the culprit. Just need to get the problem under control so I can fix the underlying issue
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    Quote Originally Posted by charleshardy5 View Post
    When I peroxide dip my zoos, I do 24/75 peroxide/freshwater.
    Whatever the other 1 percent is could be what killed the zoa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe View Post
    Whatever the other 1 percent is could be what killed the zoa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck_Reefer View Post
    Are you talking quality or quantity. I'm pretty sure there is a close second....




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