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Old 04-13-2013, 02:44 PM   #1
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Best Algae Eaters/Clean Up Crew?

I have had and still have a horrible algae outbreak in my Biocube 29 and I know it's partly from my neglect and that I don't have a good cleaning crew. I need some suggestions on some good cleaners, like the best crabs and snails from anyone's experience. Fish too if there are any. Thanks.
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Old 04-13-2013, 04:10 PM   #2
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What kind of algae do you have? Hair? Cyano? How long has the tank been up? Algae is from too many nutrients, so how much do you feed and what's your stock? What are your water parameters? Jut getting a CUC won't solve it if you don't figure out the causes.
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What kind of algae do you have? Hair? Cyano? How long has the tank been up? Algae is from too many nutrients, so how much do you feed and what's your stock? What are your water parameters? Jut getting a CUC won't solve it if you don't figure out the causes.
It's hair, I feed every other day, I know the rest of the params everything else are bad and I'm handling (basically I know the causes) everything else I'm just trying to help it with some natural ways too like a fish or inverts.
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New addition to my cuc. A sea hare there suppose to be the best and fastes algae eaters out there
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Turbos and banded trochus will eat hair algae. A lawnmower blenny might, but it's not a guarantee.
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New addition to my cuc. A sea hare there suppose to be the best and fastes algae eaters out there
Thanks, I also read that starry blennies are good too. I forgot my stock is just two occelaris clowns.
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Turbos and banded trochus will eat hair algae. A lawnmower blenny might, but it's not a guarantee.
What about starry blennies?
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Sea hares are way out of my level.
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I love my starry, but he doesn't ever really eat algae or pick at the rocks that I've seen. He's a great fish, though and super cool. My starry loves bloodworms as a treat, eats mysis, brine and algae sheets. He's a big guy, about 4 1/2-5", so he eats good. Haha
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10 blue leg hermits would go to town on it
(get the smaller ones)
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