Well, bubble algae you win...for now

Discussion in 'Algae' started by SaltyClown, Jun 10, 2015.

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  1. SaltyClown

    SaltyClown Sea Dragon

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    I'm going to buy a 30 or 40 gal tank to put my corals in, due to the crazy bubble algae outbreak in my 75 gal tank. Ugh...

    I'm hoping that maybe if I wrap my tank with a dark sheet for a month or more, that maybe I can kill off the bubble algae. My fish most likely won't be happy. But if that doesn't work then I think I'll either keep it a FOWLR, or take that tank down and start over, or go back to having a nano reef tank which I find a lot easier than a bit system...as odd add that sounds. My 75 has never looked anywhere near as amazing as the 10 gal nano I had 8 years ago.
     
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  3. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    Can't say I blame you. I've got a 10 and 120. The 10 is soo much easier. The 120 is my second job.
     
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    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    well, good luck on eradicating the bubble algae! I do struggle with it as well.
     
  5. zesty

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    why no love for the emerald crab?
     
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    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    Good point zesty. I've seen them munch away at bubbles . I guess some will and some won't.
     
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  7. SaltyClown

    SaltyClown Sea Dragon

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    I've tried one in my nano. It ate all my snails and nothing else. I may try one or a few in my 75 gal, but I've read very little success with emerald crabs eating BA.
     
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  9. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Well I have always had good luck with Emeralds, but I have heard horror stories.

    And I am huge fan of Nanos, takes me an hour every two week to do water change, vacuum sand, clean all sides and back, skimmer, clean mechanical filtration and general maintenance. I do not have to buy Two Parts by the gallon. Two gallon water change, yeah that's right. :p
     
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  10. SaltyClown

    SaltyClown Sea Dragon

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    I hear ya! While I do like my 75, I did love my nano. Way simpler, less time and corals grew incredibly fast! It was way more stable than my 75 ever has been.
     
  11. zesty

    zesty Sailfin Tang

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    I've actually not heard the horror stories, but I do know of people that don't put them in their tanks.

    I've had luck with them, but I didn't have a nano. Could it be that they need a bigger tank with more non-CUC food? Just a random thought...
     
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    Flaring Afro Purple Spiny Lobster

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    I've heard of emeralds being fish killers once they have grown some. I've also heard foxfaces will eat it but I don't think there are any will do well in a 75. Bicolor blennies will too, I think, but I'd definitely give that more research.
     
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