Candy cane issues

Atmosphere

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So I have another problem with my candy cane and it seems it have hair algae growing all over the base and it's branches. I've tried scribing it with a tooth brush and cutting the stuff off with no luck. Question is can I do a coral dip to kill the algae off the coral? Or is that like throwing fuel to the fire? I just had a bad algae out break that has subsided now but the one place I can't get ride of it is on the candy cane. I've stopped spot feeding fearing its causing the algae to grow.
 

xCry0x

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I had the same issue with a cany cane frag I got, it was SUPER prone to having algae grow all over the skeleton to the point that one head died.

I dipped it in a 50/50 mix of 3% hydrogen peroxide & tank water for about a min then put it back in my tank, it has been good for a week and the remaining heads are starting to puff up more than they ever had before. (good thing).

I used to take it out every week and scrub it with a tooth brush but the algae always grew back no matter where the frag was.

Along with the peroxide I also started running GFO system wide, but peroxide is supposed to 1) kill algae 2) inhibit growth in the peroxide'd area for a while.


Good luck, I was close to tossing my frag a few times so I know what its like!
 

Atmosphere

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I'm glad some one had the same issue as me! I've been using the tooth brush method too! I'm going to have to dry your dip method and see if I can get it to work. I hope it works for me this is one of my favorite corals.
 

sqwat

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there stems are pourus wich the algea gets into and you cant brush it out.put it inside a plastic container you get from a store and put a turbo sanail in there he will do it
 

Atmosphere

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there stems are pourus wich the algea gets into and you cant brush it out.put it inside a plastic container you get from a store and put a turbo sanail in there he will do it

Thanks sqwat i might need to try this. Im getting tired of pulling algee off it every week

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sqwat

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+1 on reducing algea food.you cannot beat a good clean up crew with mexican turbo snails the mexican turbos eat all algea and then keep them clean by constantly eating and going over the spots.
 

Psirex

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I had the same issue with a cany cane frag I got, it was SUPER prone to having algae grow all over the skeleton to the point that one head died.

I dipped it in a 50/50 mix of 3% hydrogen peroxide & tank water for about a min then put it back in my tank, it has been good for a week and the remaining heads are starting to puff up more than they ever had before. (good thing).

I used to take it out every week and scrub it with a tooth brush but the algae always grew back no matter where the frag was.

Along with the peroxide I also started running GFO system wide, but peroxide is supposed to 1) kill algae 2) inhibit growth in the peroxide'd area for a while.


Good luck, I was close to tossing my frag a few times so I know what its like!

Can I do that with Zoe or mushrooms rocks? I have HA only growing in 2 places...
 

Vadafallon

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Not to get off subject, but i have not had such good luck with turbos in the past. They never seemed to last that long or a hermit would kill them. Anyone run into issues like this? I do have a new tank now and i am running carbon/gfo, and i scrubbed all the rocks clean of algae before moving to the new tank.

Wondering if i should pick up a few turbos again or not.
 

Atmosphere

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Im going to pick up a few turbos I think today. What should I do get 2 turbos since they say you should leave 10 gallons per turbo snail? I have a 30 gallon. You think they go for hair algae?

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