I have Bryopsis

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    I'm starting to fight the bryopsis battle in my reef tank, it emerged after I fought off cyno...I bought an abalone to eat it, but he doesn't come out much, but he does eat a little of it when he comes out...I have a foxface and a yellow tang in my FO tank and was wondering if I should place them in the reef to control the bryopsis...I also have 2 mexican turbo snails in there.
     
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    They might help, but there's no guarantee that they'll eat the bryopsis -- not much does. Your best bet is a sea hare, IMO.
     
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    I may have to pick one up soon, the bryopsis is trying to spread...i pulled a lot out manually and placed it in the FO tank and the tang and foxface went right for it.
     
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    If it's isolated on one or two rocks, it'll be easier to move the rocks into your FO tank than to move the fish into the reef tank, even if it's temporary.
     
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    It's already on several rocks, some of them being my load bearing rocks.
     
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    Welcome to the club!
     
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    well all things considered, the phrase "I have ________" could have turned out a lot worse :p lol
     
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    Bryopsis is as bad as it gets.I'd rather have hair algae and cyano at the same time than one little patch of bryopsis.
    I had to keep taking my rock out and scrubbing them to make a dent in the stuff,even then it would come back about as fast.
     
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    I'm just gonna place a bunch of diff herbivores in the tank and hope something will eat this stuff.
     
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    I was referring to non-reef related options.... haha
     
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    But a case of Bryopsis is STILL as bad as it gets,even in non-reef related options:shock:
     
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    I've had Bryopsis and the best way to halt it (not get rid of it) is to bring nitrates and especially phosphates down to zero. The royal urchin WILL eat bryopsis.
     
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    I just did a 10% water change and scrubed several rocks in another bucket of water, I also added my yellow tang to the tank. The tank is looking much better!
     
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