Coral dip - Which to use?

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  1. Visser

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    Hi guys, im in the market for a coral dip to use on all my corals that needs to be transferred to my newly aquascaped display tank.
    The problem i have is that a few of the corals in my refugium tank has bryopsis on them & im looking for the best possible dip to use that will completely kill the bryopsis algae...
    Im looking at Coral RX dip. Will this work or is there another product on the market that works better?
     
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    I normally use the Coral Rx in a bucket then have another container with old tank water to rinse the coral then add it into my tank.
     
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    @MistaOrange, do you just dip it or do you leave it to sit for a bit.
     
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    As far as i know there is no dip that kills bryopsis.
    Ive only ever heard good things about Coral Rx, i normally use a weak iodine dip.
     
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    @459b, i also thought nothing could kill bryopsis, but on their website they state that it kills all fillamentuous algaes including bryopsis, so if that could work, it would be amazing!
    Here is the link
    http://www.coralrx.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15&Itemid=19
     
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    That is interesting. Only issue i have while reading that was how simple they made it sound to eradicate an outbreak of it in the tank. And it also never said how many times you need to dip it.
    Think you need to try the dip and let us know hoe it goes.
     
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    Will definitely do that! Yip, they really made that sound too easy.
    Anyone that has ever had bryopsis will know its nearly impossible...
    But if it works, it will definitely be my favoirite magic potion!
     
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    I would leave it for 5 or so min maybe 10min. I never used it for briopsis never thought of it when I had a break out wish I did. I froze the LR & still couldn't shake off the darn pest.
     
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    I use Seachem's Reef dip....
     
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    Thanks for the help guys, im definitely going to give the coral rx a go to see if it will kill of the bryopsis from my frags!
    Does anyone know which petstore stocks it?
     
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    We use it every time we get coral in , i tried to order a new bottle a week agao and the suppliers were out of stock.

    Hope someone has a bottle on the shelf for you , or you'll have to wait - like me :(

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    Hi guys, well, i was able to get my hands on a small bottle of the CORAL RX pro dip.
    So last night, i did a test dip on a piece of liverock that has some bryopsis on it.
    I added the recommended dosage to 500ml water & dipped the liverock for the full 10min (recommended time)
    Immediately after i placed the rock in the dip, the crippers started falling off the rock including some brissle worms that ive never seen before...
    Will give a day or 2 to see if it is actually able to kill the bryopsis algae itself as they promise.

    Thanks for all the help guys. Will keep everyone updated.
     
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    The critters jumping off is normal which means the Rx is doing it's job. Holding thumbs & hope the bryopsis dies off but not getting hopes up. good luck
     
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    I'm also not very hopeful that it will kill the bryopsis. Ive tried a lot of other methods to kill bryopsis with no success. But i will give it the benefit of the doubt for now...
    I must say, this morning when i switched on the lights, the bryopsis seemed a lot paler than it normally does that time of the morning.
    Fingers crossed!
     
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    Lets hope it works. I got so fustrated with the bryopsis outbreak I had a few years back I soved the LR into the freezer for a few days then did the cooking process (not actually boiling the LR) for a month the reseeded the LR & all was gone for a long while. Then had to shut the tank down as I couldn't afford to keep it going.
     
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    Well, i have been testing the coral rx pro dip since last week.
    I used a small piece of liverock that was totally covered with bryopsis. I trimmed the bryopsis with a scissor untill they were all about 5mm long & dipped the piece of liverock every day for 7 days, & then placing it back into the tank.
    Even after the seventh dip, the bryopsis was still growing at exactly the same rate as before i started dipping. So i fully believe that the coral rx is totally incapable of killing bryopsis even with higher doses & more frequent that directed.
    :(
    The good news is, on the 9th day. I got some hydrogen peroxide from the pharmacy, drew it into a 5ml syringe & dripped it over the bryopsis for about 30 seconds & placed it back into the tank. The next morning, there wasnt a single strand of bryopsis left on the rock. So that is definitely an option for use against bryopsis.
     
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    Thanks for the feed back @Visser Well I think we now know that Rx doesn't work for bryopsis.

    Question: Did you rinse the rock off before putting it back into the tank when you used the hydrogen peroxide?
     
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    Yes i did. Although the hydrogen peroxide cant do anything bad to a tank except for adding some extra oxygen molecules in the water, i didnt want to take the chance...
     
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