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- Jan 28, 2020
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Sounds like you might need that 20g long to house some of your new guests!I’m saying pistol because there was some in the bag that I saw. I wouldn’t know what to do with a mantis shrimp!!! Buuuuut the rock is curing in a 20g long that has no purpose after this sooo....
Was Bo a hitchhiker? Did it hurt?! I need more details!
Good luck with your new cleaners!!!This is my observation tank. It has kp aquatic live rock and it’s been running for over 2 years. All newcomers go in this tank before the display. My first frag also went into this tank. It was a small piece of rubble with cool sponges and a little mushroom. Unbeknownst to be, it also had bubble algae. That rubble has remained in the observation tank and the bubble algae has gone W I L D. My recent reef cleaners order had 4 emerald crabs and a pitho crab. 1 emerald didn’t make it but I found the other three still kicking it this morning. The pitho crab is new to me, may eat bubble algae too so I put him in there also. Here is my before emerald crabs pic...I’m hoping to have a drastic reduction in bubble algae!
Also, my current baby under observation little scardy tang. All of 2.5” long.
I do need to take the rocks out and do a big removal, good idea. I will have to take everything out to get scardy tang out so I’ll do it then!Good luck with your new cleaners!!!
When I had bubble algae problem, I manually removed a bunch of it and then my emerald ate the new smaller stuff. Never had a problem after that, other than Emerald “allegedly” eating my coral. @fishguy242 has a good point about keeping a close eye on crabs. I love them but don’t trust them 100%. They are all one allegation away from banishment to the sump or return to the LFS
Hopefully they will eat the bigger bubbles.
But I didn’t test that.
Scardy tang is so cute! I DESPISE bubble algae. It made it's way into my original 46 and I finally got rid of it, between manual removal and emerald crabs. Thankfully, it just finally went away. That stuff made me crazy....did I mention that I DESPISE bubble algae?I do need to take the rocks out and do a big removal, good idea. I will have to take everything out to get scardy tang out so I’ll do it then!