125 Gallon saltwater. Lots of live rock, Leather corals, pulsing xenias, star polyps, mushrooms, anemones.
Tomato clown, Maroon clown, 2 damsils, snowflake eel, Brittle Star, Sea Urchin, Cucumber.
Lots of snails and crabs.
I have had the tank for just over a year. I bought the tank from someone who had it for 3 years. The tank had a few bubble algae when I bought the tank, but nowhere near the number I have today. Since I bought the aquarium, I've added about 50 pounds of live rock and lots of snails and crabs. Due to the tank being upstairs (heat rising) and in the same room as a 65 inch TV, I have a chiller which keeps the water at 80. The lights stay on for 12 hours. I have an Octopus Skimmer - just bought it last month. I have a wavemaster with 4 pumps. I never test the water - only because the previous owner never did and said he never had any problems. Should I test the water for something to determine the cause of the bubble algae?
I feed the snowflake eel and anemones: frozen krill - 2 pieces every 2-3 days. I feed the fish: one piece of frozen brine shrimp and one piece of frozen blood worms - every 2-3 days.
Problem: Increasing number of bubble algae. I try to remove these green bubbles very carefully so as to not pop them in the water. I remove about 100 every month.
What is the cause for this? Is there a way to rid my tank of these?
Thanks for any input.