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Old 08-31-2004, 12:24 PM   #1
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cealning algea off sand?

recently I have had some algea growth on my sand, which has been kept in check with a clean up crew until I upgraded my lights. My question is what should I expand my cleaning crew with to deal with algea on the sand? The lfs does not have fighting conches so those are not an option... I am thinking of getting a sand sifting starfish and 2 gobies, any suggestions are always appreciated! (ps: i have a powder blue tang and two ocellaris clowns as my live stock currently)
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Old 08-31-2004, 04:13 PM   #2
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snails!! cerith snails or bumble bee snails are good for sand clean up.
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Old 08-31-2004, 04:31 PM   #3
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Cerith is a good snail but I don't think you'll have much luck with bumblebee's. They are primarily detritus and carion and not much good for algae. Nassarius would also be an option.

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interestingly enough the algea was mostly gone when I got back from work, so ill just see how things progress from here on out
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10lbs lace base rock (now hapily live with lots of coraline growth)
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Old 09-01-2004, 02:34 AM   #5
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i have the same problem i have this i think is brown algae growing on my sand
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