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kinerson
10/17/2008, 04:12 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?

Thanks,
Greg

FishNFun
10/17/2008, 04:26 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.