Originally Posted by pat8you
I've also noticed that the bubble algae grows 2 or 3 times as much and spreads like mad on my sun coral? an ideas why it likes that so much?
Just a guess, but I'd say because of the spot feeding of the sun coral? However you feed it (assuming you do), it's seeing more food than the rest of the tank and there's probably a little micro-ecosystem of high nutrients around it.
I've come to grips with the fact that unless I want to take the pieces of rock out of the tank and completely clean them, I'm stuck with diligent manual removal of bubble algae. Not really the "you can beat it" advice you were looking for, but I HAVE noticed that the population really decreases if you get in and get rid of as much of it as you can. It takes time, but is the only thing I've found that works.