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Bubble algae removal

Discussion in 'Marine Plants - Macroalgae' started by feh, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. feh

    feh Guru Class Expert

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    Anyone have any easy tricks for removing bubble algae without popping them? The last thing I want to do is release spores in the tank. I've taken a few pieces out but there are a few places hard to get to and removing the rock isn't an option.
     
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    captnphil Junior Poster

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    I've tried everything...
    When they get big enough its easier to just pull em out. But if you beak it...
    I've even got a rock out, cleaned it with freshwater&brush, came back!
    I think emerald eats them.
     
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    Can you please post a picture of it
     
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    I know what caused mine... i tried to remove one in the tank and popped it. I've been removing it from the pieces I can remove from the tank and dipping them in saltwater before putting them back in the tank to make sure i didn't leave any spores. I don't trust crabs and even then its a 50/50 shot if they will eat it. Nutrients isn't a real problem in my tank. I'm not sure which kind it is, but I'll definitely look it up.
     
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    I did read a nice tip on one of the reef forums about using a sharpened flat blade screw driver and carving out a small bit of rock with it. Just not fond of roulette.
     
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