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    Valonia

    Good or bad, I cannot make my mind up.

    I quite like the look of the plant but not the bubbles and it does appear to be spreading even with skimming!

    Any tips on removing the bubbles without popping them and spreading the spores, any pressure you put on them, bang!

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    Bad they will spread if you are really gentle they don't pop and can be got rid of i know cos i been there LOL

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    Ok I will start "carefully" removing the bubbles before the problem "grows".

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    If it spreads out of control then bad. I've heard that they lure you into flase sense of security and then BAM! It is everywhere. Not sure of control methods, check out www.wetwebmedia.com, which has a lot of interesting write-ups and generally good references for further investigation.

    http://www.wetwebmedia.com/greenalg.htm

    Have a search around, but there is some reference to sucking them out before they pop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by richt
    If it spreads out of control then bad. I've heard that they lure you into flase sense of security and then BAM! It is everywhere. Not sure of control methods, check out www.wetwebmedia.com, which has a lot of interesting write-ups and generally good references for further investigation.

    http://www.wetwebmedia.com/greenalg.htm

    Have a search around, but there is some reference to sucking them out before they pop!
    with a straw maybe?
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    Mithrax crabs are reported to eat valonia
    Easiest way to remove them is have a tube to small diameter syphon hovering above the bubble with your finger over the end.
    Use tweezers to dislodge it slightly from underneath by digging away a bit of the rock under it then carefully pull it from the rock.
    If you've dislodged it enough it should come free.
    If it pops then release your finger off the syphon hose to suck up any spores or bits of the bubble.
    By using a small diameter the suction will be more powerful.
    Last edited by Superfly; 10-10-2006 at 05:38 PM.

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    We have 2 Mithrax Crabs inour 420 litre tank and they have got rid of most of the valonia. May get a couple more.

    By the way, what critters will eat hair algae?

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    Bad i reakon aswell
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    yeh what eats hair algae aswell!
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    Algae blennies are supposed to.

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