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Old 02-13-2003, 12:05 PM   #11
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Well, I looked for the lettuce nudibranch and found that they do not reccomend shipping them to my climate at this time of year.... So I bit the bullet and scrubbed all of my live rock clean last night. Everything looked happy this morning and I am doing a water change (30%) when I get home from work.

This stuff was taking over the tank fast and looked to be having an effect on my frogspawn & Dendronephthya. I found it growing up the stems of these corals and tried to remove it as best I could.... not sure how aggresive I should get with scrubbing a coral so I am sure I did not get it all.

Will keep you all informed as I watch for the dreaded return of bryopsis the killer algae... LOL

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Well, I may have been just in time for the cleanup. The corals are still not fully opening but the fish are much more active. I think the bryopsis was to the point of releasing enough toxins into the water to have a detrimental effect on the inhabitants. I can also see where the algae had started growing at the base of the frogspawn polyps just as shown in the first link provided by reefrunner. I am not sure how aggressive I can be around the polyps but I am keeping the regrowth harvested regularly. Seems as though it is slow in returning and hope that in time will be gone completely.

Thanks for the help.

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Thanks for the help.
Your welcome, I am encouraged by the slow regrowth. I think this just a result of a high nutrient phase from a newer tank. Sometimes the effects of the nutrient spike in new tanks is not immediately visible, but I hope the remission continues.

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You can also purchase lettuce nudibranchs at www.saltwaterfish.com.
Not sure if you still were wanting one or not. Might be a good preventative.
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Old 02-19-2003, 02:06 PM   #15
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The lettuce nudibranch was listed on a couple of different web sites as not recomended for shipping if mean temps are below 40 degrees in your area. On both sites they will not guarantee a live delivery so I am waiting for one of the many Denver LFS that I called to get some in. Or till spring when the temps will make it safe.

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