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Old 05-10-2014, 02:36 PM   #1
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Bubble algae????

Saw this today in a little crevice in the rock. Is it bubble algae? This is the only one I see in the tank. If it is, what's the best way to get rid of it before it spreads?
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Yeah, it's a type of bubble algae. Whatever you do, don't pop it. Just either leave it, it doesn't do anything anyway. Or take a pair of tweezers and pull it up and siphon right away.
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Thanks. I just won my battle with bryopsis. Don't want to start a new one. Does this stuff spread on it's own?
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yup , best to remove I always use a pair of tweezers in 1 hand siphon tube in the other to catch any spores if you accidentally pop one
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Or get a emerald crab, they do the job and are a nice addition IMO
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Just noticed more bubble algae. Should I worry? Will it over run my tank if I let it go?
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Emerald crab, is going to clean in no time
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Just siphon them up when you do the next PWC.
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I found this thing too yesterday... I touched it with a turkey baster, and it unglued itself from the rock, then I siphonned it.

I didn't know there's so much spores in this... That's a chance I didn't pop it... It's like a button.. POP IT ! lol
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I had a infestation of it once. Emerald crab didn't hardly touch it. When I forced my phosphates down, it all went away in a few months.
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