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Old 03/04/2018, 07:34 PM   #1
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White fuzz on Monti

Iím starting to see white strings on my Monti. Thereís also some algae growing on the underside. Itís in a high light/high flow area. Iím wondering if I should use a tooth brush to get the algae and white strings off of it. It still shows great color and the white growth ring.





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Old 03/05/2018, 08:42 PM   #2
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Old 03/06/2018, 11:32 AM   #3
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If your referring to those white strings on the right they look more like Hydroids than algae IMO. Using a toothbrush along the edges won't hurt anything though. I used to do this all the time when I was fighting Nudibranchs. The coral would get a little scuffed up, but within days it recovered.


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Old 03/06/2018, 12:13 PM   #4
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How long have they looked like that? Can you turn up the flow?

Toothbrushing them can cause stress but as mentioned they should recover quickly.


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Old 03/08/2018, 05:25 PM   #5
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How long have they looked like that? Can you turn up the flow?



Toothbrushing them can cause stress but as mentioned they should recover quickly.


I have a power head pointed directly at it so itís already max flow.


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Old 03/08/2018, 06:07 PM   #6
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Id try backing off the flow. It may not be happy with max flow and direct. It's been a few days since the original post, is it still looking like the pic?


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Old 03/08/2018, 08:03 PM   #7
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Id try backing off the flow. It may not be happy with max flow and direct. It's been a few days since the original post, is it still looking like the pic?




Itís spreading to other coral! It looks like spider webs. Help!



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Do you have lots of small hard tubes extending from the rocks? Those could be Vermetid Snails.


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Do you have lots of small hard tubes extending from the rocks? Those could be Vermetid Snails.




Exactly what they are! They hitchhiked in on a neon cabbage i bought from lfs. I broke apart the rock and epoxied the cabbage back in. Hopefully that will control them.



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Glad you got it solved. I just left mine alone when I had thousands, but they never "snotted" all over everything like you've pictured. A stray strand here and there. Now I never see any. Dunno where they went.


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Glad you got it solved. I just left mine alone when I had thousands, but they never "snotted" all over everything like you've pictured. A stray strand here and there. Now I never see any. Dunno where they went.




Are these tubes the snails? Can they embed themselves in the coral? There are hundred of these tubes on one cabbage frag.



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