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Old 01-21-2012, 10:14 PM   #1
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Fish for cleaning algae of sand

Hey, I have a 3ft fish tank and I have lots of algae on my sand, is there a fish that will eat it or just move my sand around so it's not so visible
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:45 PM   #2
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:53 PM   #3
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What kind of algae is it? ReefCleaners.org | Clean Up Crews and Macro Algae - Nuisance Algae ID Guide

You need to find out what is causing it before you are going to get rid of it completely.
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Best sand sifter u can get is a orange spot goby. Doesn't stop
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I have a conch and it is FABULOUS! It works at night, and during the day you'll see it sitting completely still with one eyeball poking out.
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Best sand sifter u can get is a orange spot goby. Doesn't stop
An orange spotted goby isn't an herbivore. It is a shrimp goby. Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Reef Aquariums: Orange Spotted Shrimp Gobies
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I'm not sure what algae it is, it's brown and it's like on the substrate and Walls, I can't get a shrimp because I have a leopard wrasse
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Most likely diatoms
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It is either diatoms or dinoflagellates. How old is your tank? If you check out that link from reef cleaners you will be able to id the algae and go from there. If it diatoms it will burn out and if it is dinoflagellates then you will have to do some water changes to keep ahead of the stuff and figure out what is causing it.
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IMO dont get livestock to get rid of algea. Find out what`s fueling it and cut it out. Read this good battle plan.

FantasyReef Databases-Viewing item "10 Step Plan for Nuisance Algae Control"
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