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    Bubble algae

    I have tried an emerald with no success. I have it on a frag plug and how can I get rid of it without hurting the coral?

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    Pull the plug out of your tank before you try anything. That thing bursts in your tank you will have an epidemic on hand. Once you have it out I would take a toothbrush to the plug. Dip it a few times to make sure everything is off and see where that leads you

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    manual removal is about the only way.
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    I manually took off the pieces manually that I could then I did a hydrogen peroxide dip (I believe it was half peroxide half rodi water) but can't remeber. It worked on the zoa plug I had
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    Foxface is a good bet too. Though it could go the way of the emerald crab... just hit or miss whether they eat the bubble or not... mine did though... and he looked amazing doing it haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by charleshardy5 View Post
    Foxface is a good bet too. Though it could go the way of the emerald crab... just hit or miss whether they eat the bubble or not... mine did though... and he looked amazing doing it haha

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    The problem is that it's in a nano so the foxface is too big. Guess I'll be scrubbing bubble algae.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazeball05 View Post
    I manually took off the pieces manually that I could then I did a hydrogen peroxide dip (I believe it was half peroxide half rodi water) but can't remeber. It worked on the zoa plug I had
    Depends on the coral. HP dip should only be done on Zoas. It will kill SPS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Murfman View Post
    Depends on the coral. HP dip should only be done on Zoas. It will kill SPS.
    That's what I thought.. Haha and I did it on a really cheap frag
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    If you get a breakout I'd think a few emeralds is your only choice if you have a nano. If a bigger tank most tangs will eat them.

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