View Full Version : moon brain covered in algae

Eric Max
10/06/2006, 07:26 PM
I have very bright green moon brain in a 120gal tank and it started growing green algae on it. then it started to dull in color. i tried to blast it with a turkey baster type of intrament, that didnt do a thing. then about a week ago, i redirected one of the powerheads to blow right over it to see if that would have any affect... nothing. i know that the algae isnt good for the brain, so it must be bad. any recomendations or suggestions on what i should try to do to get the algae off of it and to brighten it up?


10/06/2006, 08:29 PM
How old are your lights and are they PC's

10/06/2006, 11:14 PM
Any comments??

10/06/2006, 11:16 PM
Two solutions: run Phosban to slow down the algae, and get some scarlet hermits: the very small sort. They can actually sit on a coral and pick algae off with more delicacy than any instrument can manage, and they won't hurt it in the process. I've had a little plate coral dieback, and one of my scarlets has been working on it with very good result: the plate is starting to recover.

10/07/2006, 09:31 AM
once algae gets on my corals, i never win. still try though, sk8r" plan sounds good to me