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Fluconazole - Bryopsis Treatment


Fluconazole is an antifungal medication used to treat topical and systemic fungal infections in fish.  It has recently been used for the elimination of bryopsis algae (and some hair algae) in reef aquariums.  This treatment will not harm corals or inverts; it is completely reef safe.  However, the treatment requires removal of most filtration equipment, so care must be taken to ensure water parameters remain in spec during treatment.

During treatment, it is important to not run any media or filtration equipment that may remove the medication from the water.  Turn off skimmer for the first three days, or alternately, remove the collection cup and allow it to continue running.  Remove carbon and other chemical filtration.  Carbon may be used after three days.  GFO may be used throughout the treatment, and will aid in removal of phosphate buildup due to die-off of the algae.  Treatment lasts for 14 days.  Perform a 30% water change after the treatment.  If water conditions permit, treatment may be extended to remove hair algae as well, but this may take up to 28 days and is not always effective.

The recommend dosage is 200mg (1 capsule) per 10 gallons of aquarium water.  Remove the powder from the capsule and dissolve in a cup of aquarium water.  It can be added all at once to a high flow area.  Monitor aquarium parameters to ensure water quality remains within specifications.

For ornamental aquarium use only.  Not for human consumption or use on animals intended for human consumption.  We are not responsible for loss of livestock resulting from the use of this product.
Keep away from children.  In case of accidental overdose, contact local poison control center.

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