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Old 01-13-2013, 01:20 PM   #11
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Believe it is green hair algae. I have started water changes and bought two turbo snails and a blenny. Should I do anything else?
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I've never seen turbo snails or blennies eat hair algae, but the water changes is a good thing. Cutting back your feeding might be a good idea also.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:10 PM   #13
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The snails are eating it but so far the blenny hasn't done anything.
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Algae growth is fueled by nutrient rich water. Work on getting that addressed, and let the snails take care of the HA then.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:09 PM   #15
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Hey tevin, sorry to hear about the issues your having. Did you ever get around to running a sump? Also your not using tap water are you? Let me know how it goes and I may have some extra frags I can hook you up with if your losing what you got.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:28 PM   #16
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The lfs said if you put that chemical in tap water to take all the other chemicals out you could use it. We're they wrong and I'm looking to get a bigger tank just trying to find one at a descent price.
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There is no chemical that takes everything out of tap water. Tap water conditioner simply takes the deadly chlorine out of the equation.
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Is it safe to use or should I use something else?
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Well, you can use it, but minerals are still entering your tank. Things that can fuel nuisance algae blooms, and negatively effect corals. It depends how bad your tap water is to start with.
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I've never seen turbo snails or blennies eat hair algae, but the water changes is a good thing. Cutting back your feeding might be a good idea also.
Mexican turbo snails and lawn mower blennies eat long hair algea
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