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Morta1Sin

Caulpera trimmer needed.

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Morta1Sin

So I have been battling this caulpera that snuck in on a zoa rock for a few months now. I have not had any luck finding a way to remove it, other then hand removal. Has anyone come across an effective way to remove it? It has started over growing my zoa colonies and becoming a real nuisance.

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billygoat

Emerald crabs and Pitho crabs should gobble that stuff up. Reef Cleaners always has crabs in stock, as well as information on other herbivores that might prove effective. 👍

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Morta1Sin

I had put 2 emeralds i20200328_134007.thumb.jpg.3a9ef3f8fc6a011d871134fa73fe693e.jpgn about 3 weeks ago but have not seen them mess with it. Do I need more?

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Lypto

are the blades flat or serrated? It looks like prolifera. 

 

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Morta1Sin

They are flat.

 

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Lypto

If you reduce your nutrients and aggressively trim it should go away, things tend to avoid eating caluerpa as it can sometimes have an agent that makes it unpalatable for herbivores. 

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Morta1Sin

Yes I have read that... So I have some chaeto in the back chamber. Would making a chaeto reactor help bring those numbers down? Have reduced feeding it only once in the AM. And as a side note my nitrates have been high, between 25-40.

 

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