View Full Version : Bubble algae

10/17/2008, 03:12 PM
I've been struggling with bubble algae for a while now. I've done a fair amount of reading on it. My only real success so far with it is the help of a Desjardini sailfin tang. He certainly does eat the stuff but the problem is he can't get into tight or shallow places.
Any suggestions? I would really rather not try an emerald crab. I have heard they can get problematic as they get bigger. Perhaps manual removal with a siphon nearby?


10/17/2008, 03:26 PM
Manual removal is a good start - just don't pop the bubbles. You'll still need to address the source of the nutrients that are fueling the algae (i.e. phosphates). A media reactor with GFO would be a good thing.