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Old 10-29-2003, 02:50 PM   #1
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bubble algae

Just wanted to know if anyone has any idea how to control bubble algae. Im not sure how I got it but it sure is in my tank now. I have 125 gal with w/d filter and skimmer. I dont want it to overrun my coral and my live rock is starting to look like a carbonated drink. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Emerald crabs could help. Otherwise, just grab it with some needlenose and pull it out. Just be careful not to pop it. That is the quickest way to spread it.


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Old 10-29-2003, 07:22 PM   #3
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If you can remove the rock and pull the bubbles off with either your fingers or needlenose. Just grab the base where it is attached to the rock. With a 125, you probably won't be able to get out all of the rocks, but maybe a few of the rocks you can try...this makes it easier to pull the algae off, in my opinion. Another option is to cover a small colony up with something like an empty clam shell. This will deprive the algae of light.

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