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Old 07-29-2011, 01:39 AM   #11
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Glad I only have a couple, I'll get on them this week end. LOL Just remove without popping, gotcha!

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What would happen if you took the rock out of the tank and scraped it off and use a lighter to burn the spot it was on? Sounds like the easiest way to take it out. Also how do you pluck them off? Do they just pop off?
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Easier said than done...when you have 90+ pounds of rock in your tank and fish that have their "homes", taking it all out to pluck would be difficult. I tried it when it was only on my top rocks, but now I have a few on my lowest rocks that support the whole mumbo jumbo. For me, I'll suck out what I can. It's not harmful, just unsightly to some. Most who look at my tank ask, " what are those cool green ball looking things?". unless they completely cover everything...then I'll freak out.

I forgot to add Carey! Emerald crabs are known to eat bubble algae. Even if you don't have more than a few bubbles, they'll help control it so it doesn't get out of hand.
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Yes emerald crabs will take care of it.
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My emerald crab didn't even notice the one HUGE bubble algae. I took it out today so it doesn't matter.
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Well my 4 emeralds took out all the algae in about 2 days. lol Now I cant find 3 of the crabs....everything gets so lost in this tank hehehe....
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I have 2 somewhere in mine. Every once in a while I see both at the same time.
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I should have two in mine but I rarely see just even one...very sneaky crabs
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