Bubble Algae Ideas

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  1. Ross

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    Hey Guys, need some input.
    I have bubble algae in my tank :(

    I am going to scrape the majority off, but there is a ton under my Chalice. Not sure how to get at that cause I don't want to break the coral. Any clever ideas?
     
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    I guess you jus have to pry it off without popping them cos they have spores that will release and settle else where. It is not a very problematic algae and i have some aswell:p
     
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    I you wiggle them from side to side they will eventually break off. If the alga has become sexual popping them may release more eggs into your system
     
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    isolate the rock from the system then romove the bubbles thatway the spores can be contained
     
  6. Ross

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    Yeah will just have to watch it. The stuff I could get at I got out, but as the other suggestions, it is under a Chalice so no chance to wiggle it or remove the rock.

    Ta,

    Ross
     
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    What causes bubble algea? Isnt there something that will eat it?
     
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    syphon it off by wiggling a pipe against it, if one pops the syphon removes the juice. and yes there is something that eats it emerald crabs.
     
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    a sally lightfoot crab is said to wiggle the hard to get at algae off and i think eat it, but i stand under correction there.

    the bigger bubbles often harden a little and go milky white, apparently thats a sign of sexual maturity (the spores) and can be a major headache.

    BUT bubble algae is often seen as a 'new tank' algae and often does out as nutrient levels are reduced as stability of a tank increases. So personally i would watch and monitor it, remove that which is easy, leave and watch those which are dificult to get at. IF the population starts to noticably increase then look at a crab. But not before then and i think that water parameters will slowly starve it out
     
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