Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-07-2013, 10:28 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 77
Black algae

Small issue, any advice on how to remove small green algae bubbles from live rock that has a baby feather duster attached to it?
__________________

__________________
jaycapz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 10:41 PM   #2
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,543
Shoot it with a turkey baster. But it sounds like cyanobacteria, which is a nutrient and flow issue in your tank.
__________________

Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 11:32 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 77
The bubbles are a dark green, only 3-4 small ones. There on the other side of the lr from a little feather duster that recently appeared.
__________________
jaycapz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 11:36 PM   #4
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,543
Those sound like bubble algae, still a nutrient deal. Why not post some pictures of it.
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 11:44 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 77
Ill try to post pics tonight or tomorrow morning. Trying to think of ways to not disturb the duster. Will removing the rock to clean off the algae kill the duster?
__________________
jaycapz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 11:54 PM   #6
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,543
Doubtful.
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 03:39 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 77
I was going to try the turkey baster idea, but I moved the rock and saw on the backside some small green hair algae (small patch). Interestingly enough, theres none of this anywhere else in the tank, or on other rocks. Yes, that side is exposed to sun light the most (slightly and indirectly). I may have to change that, and try to increase circulation to that side.

what would be the best recommendation? would it be best at this point to remove the rock and scrub off the algae. What is recommended, would a toothbrush and rubbing that area be best? Open to suggestions on best way to treat this.
__________________
jaycapz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 12:12 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 77
Bumping...


Also could use some pointers on this turkey baster bit.

Thanks!
__________________

__________________
jaycapz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
algae, black, eat, feather duster

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.