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Old 01-18-2005, 10:39 PM   #1
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I have removed all my fish from the main tank and qt them from a case os velvet. My questions are how long does the main tank need to remain fishless? and I have 100 pounds of live rock in my 150 and since removing the fish i have started to see a slight redish brown algae forming. i only have 5 hermits,2 porc.crabs and 4 snails. How many of each do I actually need to help out with the algae, I know I need more but I havnt had any algae untill removing the fish. Would it help to leave the lights off for the time being? tia
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They say that 50 snails are required for 110 gallons. Probably a bunch of other critters would be good as well.
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My questions are how long does the main tank need to remain fishless?
For velvet, I would (and have gone) 8 weeks. It can be resilient.
I agree a bunch more turbo, nassarius and cerith snails would be great. I would also add a few blue legged hermits and maybe a couple of emerald crabs.
What is your photo period? I would keep a decent photo period, your other inhabitants need it.
What is your nitrate and PO4 levels? There are other ways to combat algae.
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Nitrate is 0-5 and po4 0 I'm going to order tonight. Thanks.
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