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Old 12-13-2002, 08:29 PM   #1
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White Bubbles

Our tank is still in the cycling process, I have tried to find info as to what this can be and am hoping it's not bubble algae. We have had a problem with hair algae big time.

Here's what the tank is at:

29 gallon
live sand and rock
lots of hair algae
salt- 1.022
PH- 8.2
Ammonia 0.25-0.5
Nitrate 5.0
Nitrite 0

This is the best pic I could take of it, they are whitish bubbles, 3 of them and just below it looks like 2 more are forming.

If anyone can give us info on what they think it may be and where we could find more info we sure appreciate it.

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Old 12-13-2002, 11:43 PM   #2
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Looks like air bubbles trapped in the algae.
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that looks like a nice piece of live rock for a new tank . did you get that on line . if so what site?
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Air bubbles trapped in algea. Is this anything to worry about? Should we do anything about it? Can we do anything about it since the tank is still cycling? Are we doing anything wrong?
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Hi enjoyfish!

We bought 10lbs of this LR at our somewhat LFS. The LFS is called Petown. They're located in Lake Forest or El Toro, CA. We're planning on getting more soon.
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my lfs has some nice lr, but its $7 US. a pound . so i get mine on line for $2 per pnd , but you never no what you will get . i got lucky some times and i got some junk to . good luck with your tank
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wow

We paid 4.99 a pound, but it is usually 5.99 a pound but over 10lbs they knock it down a buck. We didn't buy fully cured live rock, they had 3 tanks, just in tank, in the process tank and then fully cured, we took the middle tank since we knew we were going to be cycling with it and the live sand, we've had a lot of growth on it and it's pretty cool watching it too, lots of feather dusters and some green shoots that I can't identify them yet, plan on buying some books next week.
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Air bubbles trapped in algea. Is this anything to worry about? Should we do anything about it? Can we do anything about it since the tank is still cycling? Are we doing anything wrong?
No it's not particularly dangerous, just unattractive. I can't tell you if your doing anything wrong from the bubbles, that is not indicative of improper set up, I get them in my tank from time to time )usually when I turn the skimmer on too soon after feeding). To get rid of them, use a turkey baster (new) to blow the rocks off, the air bubbles will be blown off as well.
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Feather Dusters

How come I see everybody saying the get Feather Dusters so much so often? I've had my tank and LR 8 Months now and I havent seen to much as a squiggle. can any of these fish have anything to do with it?
Qty: Description: Date:
1 Blue Koran Angel Sept, 19 2002
1 Blue Angel Sept, 20 2002
1 Yellow Fin Damsel April, 2002
1 Golden Head Sleeper Gobi July, 2002
1 Tomato Clown Sept, 27 2002
1 Yellow Tang Sept, 27 2002
2 Mithrax (Emerald) Crab Sept, 27 2002


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Angles and crabs can be invert pickers and may eat small feather dusters.

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