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Old 04-14-2013, 06:37 AM   #11
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Best way I found to get rid of hair is when you have taken some tank water out when doing a wc keep it next to tank. Get a jug with fresh water in and keep next to tank aswell, then before you do any more of the wc start removing the algae but pinching it with two fingers and removing it from tank into the old tank water, then rinse fingers in fresh water so none of algae on fingers still and do this till u get it all. Then after finish of wc. Should get rid of it fast as cuc won't touch the algae if its long as only really like the new bits that grow, the cuc should then keep it at bay
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:33 AM   #12
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I like emerald crabs there always working.
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Alright so blue leg hermits, turbo snails, and pinch off the big stuff and put into a bucket. Thanks guys! And whoever said emerald crab, wouldn't they try to eat my fish? I had problems with hermits eating them sooo...
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Where are you getting your water from? Is it tap water?
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Where are you getting your water from? Is it tap water?
I use bottled water for top offs and salt water from lfs for water changes. But I have used tap water which I know is bad.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:28 PM   #16
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Alright so blue leg hermits, turbo snails, and pinch off the big stuff and put into a bucket. Thanks guys! And whoever said emerald crab, wouldn't they try to eat my fish? I had problems with hermits eating them sooo...
Never had a problem with emeralds they get in between corals and hard to get places. If you have hair algae they will go for that and keep picking we're it starts backup.any crab will take free food if a fish dies there on it. Not necessary killing them.
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Never had a problem with emeralds they get in between corals and hard to get places. If you have hair algae they will go for that and keep picking we're it starts backup.any crab will take free food if a fish dies there on it. Not necessary killing them.
Alright so a few of the blue leg hermits, an emerald crab, and turbo snails. Good?
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I would bet it if from your water. Tap water will do that and possible the bottled water as well. Some LFS use RO water and not RODI water. You may think about changing where you vet your water.
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I would bet it if from your water. Tap water will do that and possible the bottled water as well. Some LFS use RO water and not RODI water. You may think about changing where you vet your water.
Mine uses RODI, I'm willing to bet it's the tap water.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:21 AM   #20
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Turbos are real good, my red starfish seams to eat up the algae too.
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