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Old 10-23-2012, 07:40 PM   #1
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New Tank Algae Issues - Please Advise

Hey All,

I recently started my first SW tank. Most of my live rock is dead coral that I found at my favorite LFS throughout the live rock tanks.

I bought a piece this past weekend because of its purple coloring, not noticing all the algae / lifeforms growing on it.

One is definitely green bubble algae (first pic), but I have no clue what the second pic shows. Looks like crusty cinnamon or brown sugar.

I read to try & vacuum out the bubble algae without popping it, but what is / how do i remove the crusty stuff? any crustations i should buy for either?

All help is appreciated!!!!!

Thanks, friends!!

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The bubble algae should be hard and can be taken out by hand. I pulled em of one of my rocks with tweezers. They felt like as tough as paintballs. I can't tell what the other stuff is. Take the rock out and give it a quick scrub.
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Sounds like a plan .. Thanks friend!!
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From what ive read you should pop the bubble in the water because that will cause an outbreak in your tank .
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