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Old 03-18-2005, 12:45 PM   #11
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IMO, bubble algae might be unsightly but it doesn't cause any major problems like how hair algae can smother your corals.

Unfortunatly i'm in the same boat as the bubble poppers and got a few too many in my tank.

Sharkbait - what size is your emarld crab? I've tried two small emarld crabs around the size of nickle$ and they don't touch the bubble algae.
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Old 03-19-2005, 01:38 AM   #12
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Well, me thinks I'm going to scrub off some of the ones that are easy to get at.
As for the LR with all the life on it I'll leave that one for now.

any chemicals that target bubble algae? I know its bad but........
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Tried small and then big emarld crabs, it did not work. If you touch the bubble algae, you will find out how tough the skin is and no way the emarld crab can chew it. I pull the rock out, pull out the bubble slowly, Don't pop it. Raise the rock with clean salt-water. That works for me. Never see it again.
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If you can, take the LR out of the tank and pop the bubbles. Tear the bubble the rest of the way off and rinse. If you can't take the rock out, you'll have to pop the bubble while holding a siphon tube over it. Try to tear what's left of the bubble off the rock.
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