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Old 03-07-2014, 11:14 PM   #1
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I have a 225g with a 70g sump. I have a 10 inch Naso, 8 inch clown tang, 6 inch yellow and regal tangs, flame angel, skunk clown, green coris Wrasse, mystery Wrasse, and foxface. I have hair algae issues and I'm trying to reduce nutrients. I'd appreciate suggested feeding schedules appropriate for the stock list (as in cubes per day/algae sheets per day, etc) any suggestions appreciated
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whats your schedule now
could try cutting it in half
every other day
along with partial water changes till you get things back to normal
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Admittedly drifting. One lfs said 2 cubes every other day, another said feed 2-3 cubes every day, another said the Naso alone could eat a cube a day. All said a whole sheet of algae 3-4 times a week. I've tried them all. Confused
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Are you rinsing your food? Are you using RODI water? If magnesium is depleted in the water it could help fuel the algae issues. Are you skimming pretty heavily? I run a skimmer rated for 400gallons on my 210. All those tangs are poop machines though so you'll need some serious skimming muscle to keep that clean
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Also regular water changes. Tangs are by far my favorite fish period but they are a real pain since they poop almost instantly after eating. Also any excess algae sheet will cause problems. Do you have a pretty hearty cleanup crew? I found that hermits really helped my tank out when I started because they scavenge all day and night.
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Yes, rinsing, just bought a new skimmer rated for 600g, (at least that's what the manufacturer said), use only Rodi
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What kind of skimmer was it? I use a bubble magus curve 9 on mine. What is your water change schedule and percentages like? Also have you tested phosphates and nitrates? Plus the age if your rodi filters is a big factor too
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I have only a few crabs and snails. I have mag elevated with tech m to deal with algae so I'm reluctant to add any cuc now. Just want to make sure I'm feeding enough without overdoing it. Tangs obviously my fav also.
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I feed my tangs about a cube and a half every other day and then an algae sheet on the in between days and still maintain nitrates below 10ppm. I have a 9" sailfin, 8" yellow belly hippo, 6" purple and a 7" chevron tang. Sailfin and purple are pretty heavy algae grazers too. The zebrasoma tangs are the most aggressive at eating algae in my experience.
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Thanks. With the other fish I have I guess 2 cubes 3x/wk would be reasonable. Appreciate the feedback.
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