PITA Algae

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  1. ronniem

    ronniem Spiny Star Astraea

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    How do you get rid of these PITA green things. I had a few on one rock before and I tried and remove them and now My tank is full of these %$^$^# things. They don't harm anything but are a real eye sore IMO.

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  2. Jcraft

    Jcraft Harlequin Tusk

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    wow, thats alot of em!

    I had them once last year, but they quickly disappeared. I do know they are a calcium based macroalgae, so make sure you don't have an excessive amount of calcium in your tank?

    I have also heard that is a algae that very easily goes sexual, which would explain the abundance of it in your tank . . . can you take that rock out and put it in a dark place?
     
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    ronniem Spiny Star Astraea

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    It is on more rocks now than just that one. I have tried pulling it off with tweezers but it grows back. My CA stays around 410-420. It really spread when I added my MH lighting and my CA reactor.
    I sure hope someone has soom good news on how to get rid of it though!!!!
     
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    ronniem Spiny Star Astraea

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    Thanks a bunch
     
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    ronniem Spiny Star Astraea

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    they said on there that the lifespan was short....Not mine, the more i try and pull them out the more they grow.
     
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    Do you have any emerald crabs in your tank?
     

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