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Old 12-21-2010, 10:25 AM   #1
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Funny looking black glossy bubble on LR

Can anyone tell me what this glossy black bubble is that just showed up on my LR is?
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:54 AM   #3
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I read through the link and found how to remove that bubble alage but in order to do that I will need to remove that LR out of the water and it has many beautiful button polyps on it will it hurt them to have it out of water while I remove the bubble alage?
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button polyps are pretty hardy. Obviously try to minimize the amount of time they're out of the water, but a few minutes won't hurt them.
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I agree. A few minutes you should be Ok.
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Be sure to rinse the rock with tank water after removal to help insure you get all the spores off the rock. That stuff can be insidious.
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Be sure to rinse the rock with tank water after removal to help insure you get all the spores off the rock. That stuff can be insidious.
This picture shows a little bit more of the rock and the top part of the rock is covered in the orange/green polyps so I know I will need to take great care when getting this thing off of it. When I look at the picture it looks like maybe another one is wedged in between some polyps
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Certainly looks that way. Take your time and make sure you get it off carefully.
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