What is this and how do i get rid of it

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  1. Dillan

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    Bryopsis?
     
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    You asking or telling :tt2:
     
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    Im going with bryopsis as well.
    Do yourself a favour & immediately remove that rock & any other piece of rock that has any of it from your tank. They are extremely intrusive & overgrow almost anything. If a piece gets broken off & gets blown onto a coral or other rock, it settles there & starts a new growth area.
    No fish or invert can completely get rid of it & if you leave it there, you will soon have yourself a nice green bryopsis tank!
    I know some reefers never get any problems with bryopsis, but ive lost about 15 coral frags in my first marine tank & had to rebuild the entire tank with new liverock to get rid of it.
     
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    Im going with bryopsis as well.
    Do yourself a favour & immediately remove that rock & any other piece of rock that has any of it from your tank. They are extremely intrusive & overgrow almost anything. If a piece gets broken off & gets blown onto a coral or other rock, it settles there & starts a new growth area.
    No fish or invert can completely get rid of it & if you leave it there, you will soon have yourself a nice green bryopsis tank!
    I know some reefers never get any problems with bryopsis, but ive lost about 15 coral frags in my first marine tank & had to rebuild the entire tank with new liverock to get rid of it.
     
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    There is a method that very rarely work completely. It involves raising your magnesium level to 1800ppm & keeping it there for a couple of weeks but can be lethal to some of your livestock.
    I have tried it but could never really completely kill the bryopsis.
     
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    Thanks Visser I am also with the Bryopsis and its now tolate to remove that rock or the rest as its all over my tank i manualy removed 7kgs of it :eek:, its every where mut not in my sump.

    I read up about it and saw the raised mag levels as an option , my tank is new like 3 months and i was away and returned to a green lawn lucky have not lost anything but will manual trim.

    I cant remove every thing so here comes a sea hair, 4 naso tangs 5 lawnmower bleenies ect
     
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    Is it hard? Like fishing line? If yes, then Briopsis. They are really hard to get rid off.
     
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    peroxide 30, read one members article . Okay another question : I got some frags with Bryopsis on , pulled off and scrubbed of what i could see ....what are the chances of it growing in my tank
     
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    I have the same problem on a few rocks,tagging along
     
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    Suggesting.
     
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    Make sure you get the root as well. No point in breaking it off.
    Using a screwdriver, remove it. Even if you need to sacrifice a the top layer of the rock.
     
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    use the peroxide method in a separate container and dip the rock for a few minutes. I have personally had a bryopsis issue and reverted to taking those rocks out and drying them in the sun for a few days before putting them back in the sump to re seed them. The other thing you can do is use hot RO water in a syringe and burn it . I find this used to soften it then the tangs would munch on it. Eventually I cured my system . I also used the raised magnesium. If you can get a hold of kent tech magnesium it is said to be the only thing that works as long as you keep dosing it.
     
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    I know was joking :thumbup:

    Its not that hard and grow in a bush, but do seed as i have them in my frag tank as well sorry @Marine1 if i pull on a bush thats on a rock the whole "plant" comes off,as long as i pull from low down.

    If i pull on the top i break the strands off.

    I have a rabbit fox in my frag tank as he was sick when i got him looked half dead i left him there before i went away with instruction if he floats throw him away. I returned and WOW he is huge happy and healthy. This morning i saw him munching on this stuf and has cleaned a nice area. His shitis also DARK green so maybe he will sort the frag tank out with a Tang or 2.
     
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    I have had success removing bryopsis by raising the MG . Only Kent Tech works - I have tried it with other MG supplements and it does not work. Remember to raise it slowly. Manually removing as much while raising the MG also helps a lot. With patience and a bit of hard work it is possible to get rid of it. Good luck @Dillan
     
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    Thanks man will do
     
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