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Old 12-30-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
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Temperature reduction= no more bryopsis?

I've had Bryopsis for about 6 months now and I have tried nearly everything to get rid of it. Over Christmas, we had a big snow in Pennsylvania and my tank heater couldn't handle it. The temp went down to 74-75 and the corals weren't happy. One suffered from necrosis. I've noticed that all of my bryopsis is gone though? I had a lot, and it disappeared in a week. I didn't do anything else to the tank, not even a water change... Is this a new cure for bryopsis??
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
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Does anyone have an opinion on this?
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:30 PM   #3
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I had some red stuff on my sand, temp was 79.5 most of the time. Got a chiller, set at 76. It's all gone?
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I had some red stuff on my sand, temp was 79.5 most of the time. Got a chiller, set at 76. It's all gone?
Thats cyanobacteria not byosis.

Byposis is incredibly hard to get rid of... Im dealing with it at the lfs where I work. Ive raised mag, etc pulled it all off +raised mag... temp I might try next if it worked for you.
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I'm in the process of battling it some now and I'm not having to hard of a time doing so. You just have to out compete it for resources. I've added phosphate removers, switched to feeding twice a week and more frequent chaeto trimmings along with slightly larger water changes. I still have a lot of it in my tank right now but you can see that its growing slower and slower everytime I clean it out. The key is nutrient control.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:46 PM   #6
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One thing I've noticed though is that this stuff is brutal on palys... Also to touch on the main subject. I am running my tank around 74* now with it being winter and the temp changes doesn't seem to effect any of my algaes
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I'm thinking it might of been the sudden change that killed it then. I've tried nutrient reduction.. I went fishless for 3 months with vigorous water changes. I'm just glad it's completely gone lol.
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