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Because of the pins in my hand I wasn't able to do work in the frag tank for like 3 months beside water changes and have a over growth of grape caulerpa now. I'm breaking down the entire 55 into another 55 manually removing all caulerpa from plugs, scrubbing every frag plug with a toothbrush, scrubbing down the tank, refilling the original tank with fresh reef crystals and putting in new eggcrate then refilling the tank with said frags; however, I know how prolifically caulerpa can grow from even a single cell. I'm finding a hard time finding a fish that will eat this variety. Any thoughts?
 

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Our foxface ate it down like it was his last meal. He would even take it from our tang. I only tried a little bit of it because I didn't want it to take over.
 

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Most any tang will eat grape caulpera without hesitation, I used it as a main food source as well as biological filtration for years. But I will concur that a rabbit fish will gorge itself on caulpera, in other words if you want it absolutely gone for some reason, acquire a scribbled rabbit or a foxface. They eat caulpera like a spaghetti dinner. The only downside is that after they eat so much it cannot be digested quick enough, and they will defecate long strands without grapes attached, so hopefully you have a skimmer that is adequate enough to offset this. Or you are willing to remove the caulpera that has been passed - manually. Though, if the fish runs out of caulpera it will definitely eat the defecated strands... again.
 

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well it'll be scrubbed, and I guess I'll toss a yellow tang in there till we set up our next big tank to house keep
 
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