algae growing on zoas?

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    I brought home some zoas today, and a few of the polyps that were at the back of the colony that you couldn't see in the LFS have some brown algae, and they aren't opening. Will get some pics later, but how can I get this algae off? obviously I can't scrape it off.
     
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    Will tweezers work?
     
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    I have a super soft bristle toothbrush I used on mine in an attempt to get them to open up... I don't know if mine had a layer of algae on it or it was like a 'dead skin' layer on them, but it was something...

    Soft toothbrush seemed to work.. it was the best thing I could think of >.<
     
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    I've used both the above suggestions.
     
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    Thanks, tried tweezers, no success, will find a toothbrush to try later. Hopefully that'll work.
     
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    Just don't scrub too hard. I have killed corals do that before.
     
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    Be sure to wear some rubber gloves to.You dont want to have to deal any polytoxins.
     
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    Yep, was very careful, and they opened right when they went into the tank.
     
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    Yay! =D
     
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    Bravo! :bowdown:
     
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    Pics :D
     
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