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Old 10-07-2004, 07:07 PM   #1
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Algae on Live Sand

Does anyone know the fastest way to get rid of this annoying algae...i stir it up once a week or so and some gets filtered out but what doesnt just goes back on the rock...i have 2 crabs (one blue legged and one red tipped). Thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 10-07-2004, 07:31 PM   #2
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What type of algae do you have? Cerith snails will eat most algae's off the sand.
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Old 10-07-2004, 07:40 PM   #3
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I got 10 snails and a rock crab for mine. The rock crab is great, he is always digging and and running around. Constantly stirring up the sand and cleaning.
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Old 10-07-2004, 07:47 PM   #4
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I just have plan brown algae(dont know technical term)...i do have 2 snails...one thats HUGE and another small one...and the big guy cleans it but only a small amount and i was curious if its possible to get it completly white again?
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Old 10-07-2004, 07:55 PM   #5
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If your tank is new and its just diatoms it will fade away in time with proper husbandry. I used to blow mine off with a turkey baster. Make sure your water flow is at least 10x your water volume.
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Old 10-07-2004, 08:20 PM   #6
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Ya its new and i havnt get my power head yet so i guess that will fix it all up...thanks alot everyone
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