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Old 07-13-2010, 12:25 PM   #11
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You can use a tooth brush. But you need to find source to stop it. Too much light or food probably.
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:35 PM   #12
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Ok. Too much light. They are about half way up the tank and I'm using 54 watt 10K Catalina bulbs. 2 whites and 2 blues. The lights are on only 9 hours of the day. And I don't spot feed or anything. I feed the fish pellets and brine shrimp and that's really it.

I heard I can use a toothbrush like you said. It won't damage the goo like stuff that the polyps grow out of will it? That's what I'm most scared of.
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I used a toothbrush on mine. As long as you use a soft bristle and do it gently you should be ok. They're hardy coral, for sure. As stated before I would look into whats causing your algae issue. Green hair especially will cover corals quickly and cause problems.
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I've got anthelia like crazy and no algea on or around them. No algea on the rocks anywhere. I also have another piece of polyps that has no algea on it but this one particular spot does. I will try the toothbrush and be gentle. I'm sure that will take care of it. I'm gonna try it tomorrow and see what happens.
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