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Old 01-26-2014, 08:24 PM   #1
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Bubbles on my Zoa Frag

Just started noticing these bubbles anyone know what it is?

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Bubble algea, a pest algea.
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They told me there is a crab that eats it but I wonder how it will be with other animals. What causes bubble algea?

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They told me there is a crab that eats it but I wonder how it will be with other animals. What causes bubble algea?

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Bubble algea is caused by high nitrate and phosphate. I have some that hitchhiked on live rock i got lately.

Also yes, emerald crabs are said to eat it.
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Yeah brought a sample in confirmed nitrates to be a bit high so I picked up an emerald crab and some salt water. I'm going to hold off a till Friday and do a 10% water change as I believe my nitrates are on there way down the last nitrate test I took a week ago showed my nitrates a bit higher. None the less I'm do for a water change next week. I also get my hob refugium which should help I think and my other ai hydra.

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Yeah brought a sample in confirmed nitrates to be a bit high so I picked up an emerald crab and some salt water. I'm going to hold off a till Friday and do a 10% water change as I believe my nitrates are on there way down the last nitrate test I took a week ago showed my nitrates a bit higher. None the less I'm do for a water change next week. I also get my hob refugium which should help I think and my other ai hydra.

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How big is your tank? What are the nitrates at?
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Bout 5 ppm to 10 ppm 60 gallons.

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Bout 5 ppm to 10 ppm 60 gallons.

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Thats not to high, did you get the bubble algea off the frag? Did it come with it when you bought it?
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Got it off. Crab ate the remnants right when I got him in the tank. I believe the frag may have had it when I bought it but can't prove it. I'm inexperienced so I'm learning from my mistakes.

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Got it off. Crab ate the remnants right when I got him in the tank. I believe the frag may have had it when I bought it but can't prove it. I'm inexperienced so I'm learning from my mistakes.

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