- - Growth on LR
|JfreeFromCT ||06-22-2007 02:36 PM |
Growth on LR
|tangy ||06-22-2007 02:41 PM |
that looks like valonia. they dont pose threats for your water quality or anything but they do reproduce fast. they look good in small bunches but they will quickly overthrow your tank so its best to harvest them manually from time to time.
|FaIIanAnJell ||06-22-2007 02:53 PM |
Yes that is defanetly Valonia also known as Green bubble algae. Easy way to get rid of them is to get an Emerald crab I purchased two and took care of my problem quickly. Reducing tank nutrients does not do the job. Great care should be taken not to break open the bubbles. As the bubbles mature they contain spores, and if broken this can cause them to spread more rapidly.
|JfreeFromCT ||06-22-2007 03:40 PM |
Thanks for your help!
|Melissa ||06-22-2007 03:52 PM |
what are your water parameters? if they are lose enought try and wiggle them off with your finger and remove them. but dont wait till they are mature. i believe the small ones do not contain the spores that spread them. but even if one pops its no different than an emerald crab poping it to eat it. although emeralds help get the ones you can not see.
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