View Full Version : Green bubble algea

01/26/2006, 06:53 PM
Does any one have any sugetions on how to get rid of green bubble algee? Or is there any invert that will eat it? thanks. I have tried to pick it out carfully but keeps on coming back, any suggetions would be aprechated.

Larry Waughon
01/26/2006, 07:03 PM
You could get some emerald crabs.

01/26/2006, 07:26 PM
Foxface, Red Sea Sailfin and Purple tangs have been seen eating it.

01/26/2006, 07:29 PM
My rabbit fish eats it.

01/26/2006, 07:40 PM
I know, I know, everyone hates this answer, but it's true....
The best way to fight nuisance algae is to cut off it's source (ie the nutrients its growing on). While clean up crews certainly help, there's no invert or fish out there that will solve you problem.

Have you tested for nitrates and phosphates? What do you use for top-off? Are you skimming? What's your setup like?

01/26/2006, 11:23 PM
This is on my 20gallon a few months old, i skim with coralife 65, and use a hang on filter and run carbon from time to time, i will test for phosphates tommorow.
Thanks to all for the opinions.

01/27/2006, 08:03 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6597471#post6597471 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Michael7979
Foxface, Red Sea Sailfin and Purple tangs have been seen eating it.

Red Sea Sailfins eat valonia? Didn't know that...
I just bought one a week or so ago. Hopefully you're right!

01/27/2006, 08:25 AM
I have noticed my magnificant foxface eating it ALOT.

01/27/2006, 08:34 AM
The emralds crabs did a great job for me.

01/27/2006, 01:25 PM
A friend of mine couldn't wait for his crabs to work, he had to much of it anyway, so he just used a pressure washer. It worked.

01/27/2006, 01:28 PM
pressure washer on live rock? If you take it that far, I would think you would be better to back the rock.