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JerseyBird97 11-22-2010 02:30 PM

Zoa fungus?
 
What is this and what can I do about it?
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AWESOME AQUARIUMS 11-24-2010 12:01 AM

Hello there!
The answer is fairly simple... Use" marine melafix" for the entire tank, and also mix up an extra gal of "clean" salt water with marine melafix added to it-[ follow directions]. Get a new turkey baster and 'gently squirt the mix over the corals and anywhere where it appears to have the fungus. This will help dislodge the fungus.. Do this at least daily till the fungus clears up, 2 weeks for the entire treatment or longer if it appears to be needed.. Do remember to medicate the entire tank as described before... You can remove the colony of zoa's if you wish and do a dip, but i have found that removing livestock unessesarily is more detrimental to the entire tank,as well as the corals, and you do need to medicate the entire tank anyway...where there obvious fungus there will be more unseen as well. What type of salt mix do you use, may i ask? You may need to get more circulation going in the tank too ...
More questions?,
cindy

JerseyBird97 11-24-2010 08:02 AM

I use Instant Ocean salt mix. Is there a huge differance between regular melafix and marine melafix? I already have a bottle of API Melafix for my freshwater tank. I don't think water flow is a problem this is only a 10 gallon and I'm pushing around 250 Gph through the sump and another 200 through a HOB

JerseyBird97 11-24-2010 08:16 AM

Also, should I treat in conjunction with Primafix?

AWESOME AQUARIUMS 11-25-2010 01:14 AM

no pimafix, as a marine version hasn't been released..the marine melafix is what has been specially formulated by api for sw use... instant ocean is what i use myself...
cindy

reefsahoy 11-25-2010 06:54 AM

personally, before treating an aquarium for anything, ESPECIALLY a reef, i would first check all my parameters. sg, ca, alk, mg, ph. then i would do a several water changes over a period of time if everything checked out fine. i would treat any symptoms only as a last resort. jus my .02 cents

bearwithfish 11-25-2010 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by reefsahoy (Post 520204)
personally, before treating an aquarium for anything, ESPECIALLY a reef, i would first check all my parameters. sg, ca, alk, mg, ph. then i would do a several water changes over a period of time if everything checked out fine. i would treat any symptoms only as a last resort. jus my .02 cents

+1 chemicals should be a last resort IMHO ..

AWESOME AQUARIUMS 11-26-2010 03:03 AM

Api melafix is an all natural product, it is not a chemical, as stated on the label, "all natural cure", and it is a standard of the industry for fungus cure in both fresh and saltwater tanks... Since you use instant ocean salt mix, and it does have all of the perfect base parameters for any salt water tank........saving the zoa's that have fungus now, is what your after, correct? Adjusting any bad water parameters is as simple as a water and filtration change... I would still suggest the marine melafix to save your corals... Thank you for your inquiry, do contact me again if you have more questions,cindy

JerseyBird97 11-28-2010 09:55 AM

Thanks for all the advice... we'll see what happens

JerseyBird97 12-11-2010 01:34 PM

Update:

Dipped once in Malafix Marine... cleared up in 2 days. THANKS GUYS!!!


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