Guide to my first marine aquarium – PART THREE –Febbraio 13, 2021
Fluconazolo and OodiniasiFebbraio 13, 2021
USE OF THE FLUCONAZOLE AGAINST THE BRYOPSIS AND DERBESIA ALGAES
All of this originates not long ago from the experience of an aquariophile intended to treat a mycosis that hit a fish in your tank with the medicine in question ( fluconazole is an antifungal medicine). He realised that a bowl of bryopsis that had long been in the tank, had first bleached and then vanished. Since then, many experiences have been made with different types of algae with discreet successes: the medicine works optimum against Bryopsis, but it would seem to work against Derbesia as well.
The protocol provides for the use of the medicine at a dose of 5 mg/Liter
Ex. in 50 L, dosage 250 mg drug;
Dosing 500 mg over 100 L;
Dosing 1 gram per 200 L;
Over 500 Liters, dosing 2,5 grams, etc., etc.
If it could not be determined by weight...better a few extra mg (the drug is very well tolerated by other guests in aquarium... corals, fish, bacteria and bentonic fauna).
There are commercially 50 mg, 100 mg and 200 mg capsules. The capsules should be opened and the powder inside is dissolved in a little water and poured into a single dose in the tank, the drug should only be inserted once: only on the first day. It is not necessary to turn off the skimmer, no water should be changed for at least 15 days and the charcoal should be removed if present. It is also strongly recommended to insert anti-phosphate resins, as the algae will be leaking for quite a while.
The first results are observed after 2/3 days of treatment (weed bleaching) and the problem should be resolved within about two weeks. At the end of the cycle, insert charcoal to adsorb the dissolved drug.
Of course, I do not assume any responsibility ...every tank is a world of itself and can respond differently!
I hope that this will help you by saying goodbye to all of you.
Author: Giuseppe Ossolengo
Alghe del genere Bryopsis e Derbesia