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BaltimoreFish
10/05/2016, 07:13 AM
Is it possible to dip macroalgae before I put in my tank to prevent hitchikers? I currently use the bayer dip for my corals and I'm always amazed by the amount of hitchikers that are eliminated.

Thanks

scooter31707
10/05/2016, 09:10 AM
Never heard or saw anyone dip it in any sort of coral dip, but I have heard of hobbyists dipping it in freshwater. Also I was told the best way was to quarantine it for at least 72 days like it was coral.

Subsea
10/07/2016, 02:08 PM
Yes you can use Bayer insecticide dip on macro. Be certain to rinse off. Also, this would not necessarily kill the ich parasite in its cocoon stage.

I would stay away from a fresh water dip. First off, it does not kill everything. The second reason would be that most macro algae would respond poorly to a fresh water dip.