Bubble algae

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Hi all, I've found a bubble algae outbreak in my tank and was wondering what's the best way to get rid of it. I've currently got two emerald crabs in my 170l tank but I want to make Sure it doesn't spread too much or too quickly. What can I do?

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Reply #1

Very carefully peel as much off the rockwork as you can. If it pops, it releases spores and will spread. The emerald crabs should do the rest and keep it in check.
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Reply #2

Yup harvesting as much as possible but carefully as not to burst them .

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Wouldn't worry too much about bursting them, the emerald crabs don't eat them whole, they have to burst them to eat them.
Maybe different for the large bubbles though.

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Reply #4

I used to scape them off with the syphon when doing water changes. That way if any popped, they were sucked out at the same time :)

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