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Old 05-15-2005, 02:46 AM   #1
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air bubbles on algae?...whats the deal

i have little air bubbles growing out of my algae....its coming from the algae on the rocks, the glass, and the macro...cuz its all in a fuge...could this just be the gas exchange or is it some certain kind of algae? Everything is fine with water this just happens from time to time...i was wondering if something would control it...maybe emerald crab?
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Is it bubbles in the algae or is it bubble algae? Two different things. One good, one bad.
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Old 05-15-2005, 02:10 PM   #3
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well its creating Oxygen, its a good thing... the algae on the other hand isnt lol

The plant (algae both macro and micro) is doing its job, its converting CO2 into O2 and growing bigger as a result, it will be good for your tank, it will help your O2 levels go up.

It will help the tank out, However a good skimmer keeps O2 levels in check anyway, so with that said, you should still wipe the algae off your glass before it takes over (and once it does, its hard to get rid of... believe me... I know!)
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Old 05-15-2005, 02:12 PM   #4
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This is the stuff that electrikat mentioned... this is the really bad stuff....! Emerald crabs will get rid of it.
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Old 05-15-2005, 08:07 PM   #5
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no its not that...thats what i thought it was when i heard "Bubble Algae" but its not its air bubbles coming out of the algae....its just looks strange. they go away if i go stir stuff up but thats awkward...
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Old 05-15-2005, 08:21 PM   #6
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yeah they Oxygen is being released from the algae, but it is getting trapped in the algae around it. Usually the air bubble will float off when it gets big enough.

Dont worry about it, its fine, it wont hurt your aquarium... the algae on the other hand might be a nusiance.
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One other thing it might be is if your getting micro-bubbles into the tank they will attach to the algae and look like the algae is creating bubbles...HTH
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ah... yes... micro bubbles, didnt even cross my mind.
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Old 05-16-2005, 07:22 PM   #9
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Oh those bubbles covered in algae are bad? What's wrong with them and how do I get rid of them?
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Old 05-16-2005, 10:16 PM   #10
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bam thats it...my pump was low lately and that would explain why it happends every now and then...when it gets low in the sump the pump adds a ton of air bubbles...i bet thats it...thanks.
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