Found in filter sock...what is it?

orthokardia

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this clump was in my filter sock. it is about 1/2" across and shped like a head of brocli.
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nightfire

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+ 1 its bubble algae....havent seen it get like that but it does grow in clusters like that....i have a few in my tank i suck out if i see it and the emeralds i had worked great on it and thats why im looking for new ones
 

Mr Coffee

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it is generally posted around that when removing this stuff be sure to try not to pop the bubbles as this can release fluid into your tank that can result in a further outbreak. I have never read a research paper or seen it in advanced Aquarius or Coral but every one talks about this.

Emerald crabs are the best known and most widely touted eradicator of bubble algae.

the natural path is always the best if you get a large outbreak. I have it in my fuge but none in my display.
 

nightfire

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it is generally posted around that when removing this stuff be sure to try not to pop the bubbles as this can release fluid into your tank that can result in a further outbreak.

yup everyone says that though i havent seen it either, but get ya some emeralds and what there is in the tank will be gone and then ya can work on the qulity of the water....doesnt mater though the qulity of someones water as everyone has something in their tank,if it isnt bubble algae its hair and if it isnt hair its cyano...if it isnt that its some other algae and if it isnt an agae that you can actually see in the tank cause many of them can easily hide from view then its some sort of coral eating bug or something else.....either way we all get something...its bound to happen and may or may not last long in our tanks......no matter how big of a system ya have, in a sense ya still have water in an enclosed box....not like the real ocean is it
 

orthokardia

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like i would have an iphone:) i am a technilogical caveman. I stood amazed as Rick turned his lights on and off with his phone......that is after i realized he was not leaing over his canopy on a latter texting
 

Mr Coffee

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+1 on Nightfire's statement. There are some things that are easier to get rid of than others. Briopsys for instance can be a tank wiper for some others tolerate this with not problems. I have brown plating algae which is another one that people struggle with for which there are few things that seem to eat it (in a 75G tank). One thing is for sure some things that i pulled my hair out about I now laugh at. Esp if you get the right animal that eats it. like Aptaisa and peppermints or a CBB. You have to make sure that if you are introducing some thing into your tank to solve one problem they don't create another or they don't end up dying from starvation after consuming the problem in one day. I had an algae problem that a foxface took care of in one day one time.
 

GT_Jacket

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If you are not seeing a lot of this in your tank - check your overflow. I don't think it would just grow in a filter sock.
 

mhades

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I've only had a single bubble so far and it was found jammed between a few polyps of zoas on a frag plug. I wish I had kept it now as this is a really nice looking algae. This could be a great choice in a fuge as long as you have a UV steralizer keeping it from spreading to the display.
 
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