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Anybody got any ideas how deal with bubble algea other than a emerald crab? I think I waited too long to put in there, might not be able to keep with it now. Either that, or he is not eating it. Thanks:confused:
 

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I'm lucky. Mom works in a SNF and gets me 60cc syringes, I used one to suck out a few bubbles, they never came back!:dance: :dance:

Lee:beer:
 

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We just gently pull it out when we run across it. Just don't pop them.






Of course, that only works if you have a few...
 

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Here's info and photo on the well-known Ventricaria ventricosa
http://mabma.thereeftank.com/ventricaria_ventricosa.html

Here's info and images of the 4 pertinent species of Valonia
http://mabma.thereeftank.com/genus_valonia.html

A few other 'green buble algae' are Boergesenia, etc...
Then there's the red Botryocladia, and many, many more...

Generally, when it gets out of hand, careful manual removal is needed to give herbivores a decent chance to keep the vegetables in place.

:)

TRT's Algal database still isn't even 1/10 done, but what the heck...
TRT really ought to have a coral identifier, too...
:D
 

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Lee now you gotta have a reef sharps container ;)
Horge, Hola, and you will squeeze that project in during your spare time:)
 

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My tank was covered with it for several months, but they gradually disappeared. I did add two emerald crabs but I don't think they got them all.

I think stuff like this kind of runs-its-course and after reaching a certain level, it dies off. I have had that happen to several things in my tank.

Homer
 
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