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75gal
04/25/2016, 06:14 PM
I have a birdsnest with one lower tip that has some algae on it. The rest of the coral however looks fine. Should I just lop off the tip? Or is there a chance of a grow back?
Thanks!

vashawn
04/25/2016, 06:50 PM
I have a birdsnest with one lower tip that has some algae on it. The rest of the coral however looks fine. Should I just lop off the tip? Or is there a chance of a grow back?
Thanks!

can u clean it with a small soft toothbrush?

75gal
04/25/2016, 08:06 PM
can u clean it with a small soft toothbrush?

Definitely it's on a plug still. It's pretty big but I can move it still I think

organism
04/25/2016, 10:41 PM
I'd just clip it, birdsnests can have trouble with algae sometimes.

josuer302
04/26/2016, 01:38 PM
Snip

McPuff
05/02/2016, 11:49 AM
Cut that tip. It'll grow back. I actually will cut off "stagnant" tips on many of my corals. That makes them head and usually grow in that very spot. I've found it to be a useful way to get the corals to grow in specific spots.

aqua tech
05/23/2016, 08:36 PM
Cut it off!

LadAShark
05/31/2016, 03:41 AM
Huh, cut off the tip huh?

That's a really useful tip, no pun intended!

tigersmith
06/23/2016, 10:07 PM
Snip it. If it's hair algae it could grow more into the colony and gets tangles up. By then it's would be difficult to take it off. Breaking the tip off will more likely grow multiple tips.