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bearpeidog
09/25/2017, 06:30 PM
Hello - I have an outbreak in my display tank of a nasty algae. Can someone confirm it's Caulerpa racemosa?

Nothing has been introduced to the tank in over a year then this pops up. Reef tanks are amazing ecosystems!

My magnificent lo wants nothing to do with it. Might pick up a yellow tang if it eats it but that's ninety days out from when I quarantine it. This stuff grows fast.

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on the spot
09/25/2017, 07:04 PM
looks like.

I wouldn't count on a tang to keep it in check.

I'd be more apt to take out the offending rock.

inthedeep2
09/25/2017, 09:39 PM
get it out. its the devil. replaced all 50lbs of rock because of this

mcgyvr
09/26/2017, 05:36 AM
yep racemosa..
another get it out quick/completely..

WatDatThing
09/26/2017, 07:55 AM
Can you believe my lfs sell them? I almost bought them.

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mcgyvr
09/26/2017, 08:07 AM
Can you believe my lfs sell them? I almost bought them.


If you want a macro tank... well..

bearpeidog
09/26/2017, 05:05 PM
Thanks all - working on it. Might be too late to effectively remove it all. We shall see...


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Sk8r
09/27/2017, 09:42 AM
toothbrush off the algae, dip that area of the offending rock for 30 seconds in drugstore hydrogen peroxide, rinse thoroughly before putting it back in your reef. If it regrows, repeat the process.

bearpeidog
09/28/2017, 06:27 PM
toothbrush off the algae, dip that area of the offending rock for 30 seconds in drugstore hydrogen peroxide, rinse thoroughly before putting it back in your reef. If it regrows, repeat the process.

Will give that a go - Sounds like you've been there. Appreciate it!