Invasive Algae and soft corals

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Hi everyone,

My tank is almost 1 year old. Recently, I have been seeing these clove polyps looking soft corals and bubble algae in my tank and they are spreading. I have attached a picture.
I tried removing them physically but they come back again. Is there any optimal way to get rid of these things? The brown ones are also growing inside one of my corals so I would like to get rid of them.

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I mainly see bubble algae and aptasia. Bubble algae requires manual removal and a few pitho crabs. Aptasia can be handled with aptasia x manually and couple peppermint shrimp or berghia nudibranch
 
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I mainly see bubble algae and aptasia. Bubble algae requires manual removal and a few pitho crabs. Aptasia can be handled with aptasia x manually and couple peppermint shrimp or berghia nudibranch
Oh awesome! I'll get them they'll be very happy in my tank. You don't recommend any chemicals right?
 

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That's a heavy infestation, not to mention all the cyano and hair algae there too, its a mess. I don't see clove polyps, but if you really have that too, then those rocks are total loss.

You should think about doing a rip clean, or else start cycling rocks in another container and do a rock swap.
 
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That's a heavy infestation, not to mention all the cyano and hair algae there too, its a mess. I don't see clove polyps, but if you really have that too, then those rocks are total loss.

You should think about doing a rip clean, or else start cycling rocks in another container and do a rock swap.
Yes some of my rocks are infested with bubble algae. Thanks for the suggestions, I will try to rip clean them in the next water change.
 

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