Post by spinnerbayt on Oct 28, 2009 19:38:19 GMT -5
Its red bubble algae. Not a big deal unless it gets out of hand. I've had it in the past but about a year ago I added a blue line rabbit fish and he cleaned out my old tank in a matter of hours and I had it pretty bad.
Post by tommyk1212 on Dec 15, 2009 22:42:58 GMT -5
Ok I just purchased this coral. Then two days later these green shiny bubbles appeared. I was excited at first until I looked them up on the net and found out what they are. Not sure what to do about them but the site I was on said it will spread fast to remove from your tank. I have coral on the rock and I don’t want to lose it. Thanks for any help you guys and gals can give. I have attached a pic of this . Can someone tell me how to add a pic so I don't have to do it as an attachment. THANKS
Take the rock out of the tank if possible and use an exacto knife or similar to cut the bubbles at the base. Try not to pop them if possible. If you pop them put the frag in a small container of sw and rinse before reintroducing it back to the tank. The reason for doing this is to try to keep spores from spreading in your tank. However, you will probably still see more of this algae after getting rid of these. The only real way to rid the tank of algae is to eliminate its food, ie phosphates and nitrates.