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Old 06-15-2010, 10:10 AM   #1
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Removing Algae from LR while curing

I just picked up 50lbs of Fiji live rock and a piece or two have come green hair like algae growth. I know I should remove anything thats dying and all sponges but what about living algae?
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I would scrub it off in SW. Just get some SW and take a brush and then scrub the daylights out of it. Then cure the LR.
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:58 AM   #3
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I would try and take care of all of it now. Get a really hard dish brush and like melosu said, go to town on it. You can use a hard toothbrush to get into the crevices as well. I introduced a small piece into my tank once that had this nasty algae on it, and it ended up ravaging my tank.
Like they say, and ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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Thanks everyone! Looks like I will be doing some scrubbing tonight.
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I would leave the sponges and jsut go after the HA. Gently scrub the loose material off. If you use this to cycle your tank, or cycle in a bin with no lights on the algae should also die out after the nutrients are used up.
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