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Old 11-26-2013, 11:28 AM   #1
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Birds nest cleaning

Hi, I've just bought a massive birds nest coral, it has some algae on it, how do I clean it up?
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Just try a turkey baster to blow it off. If its big enough I would try pulling it off also.
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:50 PM   #3
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Just try a turkey baster to blow it off. If its big enough I would try pulling it off also.
is there another way? once algae takes root, blasting with turkey baster or trying to pull it off might not work
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You could snip off any parts that have algae growing on them. The algae is most likely forming on parts of it that have died.
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Yeah I thought about snipping it, so once is on there will it kill the coral? Turkey baster, no idea what that is haha
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Yeah I thought about snipping it, so once is on there will it kill the coral? Turkey baster, no idea what that is haha
turkey baster is a cookware that is usually used to deliver liquid on turkey.

on a different note, i have a coral with some algae on the frag plug and i can't seen to get rid of the algae since it's all over the place on the plug. if i were to clip some coral off, i would mutilate the entire coral.
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Yeah I thought about snipping it, so once is on there will it kill the coral? Turkey baster, no idea what that is haha
It won't kill the whole coral. Birdsnest grow and tend to shade branches underneath which then don't get enough light. This results in those branches dying and have algae grow on them. Just snip off any parts that have algae if you can. The rest of the coral should be fine.
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I have used peroxide to clean algae off of my candy cane and hammer coral .
Since then they both have taken off again and doing very well .
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Thanks for your help, I'm just waiting for some plugs then in going to cut a few sections to save what's left
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Thanks for your help, I'm just waiting for some plugs then in going to cut a few sections to save what's left
Sounds good! It will grow back to colony size in no time
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