View Full Version : Bryopsis - Does it grow back from dry/dead rock?

03/20/2017, 04:31 PM
I lost/abandoned my tank due to bryopsis and am looking to start again. I'm trying to find out if this stuff can spring back from the dead and grow from dry/dead rock once added back into a reef environment? I'd hate to dump 70+lbs of rock but If there's any chance it will spring back up I don't want to put the time into a tank to lose it to bryopsis again. Thanks!

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03/20/2017, 05:00 PM
There is a new cure for it. Flucanazole don't have to worry about bryopsis again.

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Michael Hoaster
03/20/2017, 09:07 PM
Dead rock is prime real estate for any algae, including your favorite.

Aren't you a little young for this hobby?

03/20/2017, 09:34 PM
Well, if you are referring to my profile pic that was my son when I was a bit more active here, about 12 years ago.

I do realize dead rock can grow any algae. But bryprosis isn't just any algae. I just want to make sure it can lay dormant and spring back to life when it's reintroduced to water. I'd like to seed the rock I have here if it can be done.

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Michael Hoaster
03/20/2017, 11:29 PM
It's a great pic!

It sounds like you had a really tough time with the stuff. I feel ya. I like scuzy's idea. I think you can bleach disinfect rock. Use it as base rock.

Good luck!

03/26/2017, 05:03 AM
I would treat with Fluconazole in a tub.

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Diana A
03/26/2017, 06:48 AM
Fluconazole And bleach

03/26/2017, 09:51 AM
I use the Fluconazole treatment in a 125 gallon mixed reef tank and it did nothing to stop it's growth. Good luck