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Old 07-15-2014, 01:31 PM   #51
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Dary, how big is the tank and how much cuc did you add? LFS here charge WAYYYY too much for the cuc and shipping from the distributor is $$ unless I exceed $200. I am willing to do that if it's appropriate.


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Dary, how big is the tank and how much cuc did you add? LFS here charge WAYYYY too much for the cuc and shipping from the distributor is $$ unless I exceed $200. I am willing to do that if it's appropriate.


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135 gal + sump .... I originally just bought a typical cuc thru saltwater fish or somebody (?) that contained a bunch of tiny little snails and a peppermint shrimp that prob cost way too much for what you actually get and what they actually do BUT I bought a couple of Mexican turbo snails that are the size of a fricken walnut and wow do those things ever work !!! They remind me of one of those remote controlled vacuum cleaners that just never stop moving ., on the glass ,on the Powerheads on the sand,back on the rocks etc et. They are amazing !! Pare that with two lawn mower blennies and wow it works for me.


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Have you ever had an issue with the blenny eating your SPS? With all the algae on everything, I'm nervous about it 'accidentally' nipping an SPS while eating the algae and then coming to like the flavour. I've read the lawnmowers can do that.
Any other blennys that anybody might recommend for serious algae control?
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Roomba snail?


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I've never seen any of my blennies over the years harm corals.


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Old 07-15-2014, 07:23 PM   #56
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What???
So I check Liveaquaria and JLAquatics. Nope. Nobody even lists anything about Roomba snails. Hmmm, google maybe??
Nope.
Wait, whats that, just below robo snail, IRobot Roomba vacuum. Click, light goes on Now I get it.
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:28 PM   #57
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It's not good to buy things to get rid if algae. It's ok for them to help but you should get to the source of the problem. Your nitrates/phosphates are high. You should try to fix that.


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Old 07-16-2014, 12:46 AM   #58
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If anybody can tell me where the nitrates or phosphates are coming from, I'm all ears. I haven't fed the fish in over a week and I've never over fed them. My tank is lightly stocked and the most food they ever got was 1 cube of rinsed frozen food twice a week. Rodi water changes.
Nitrates and phosphates have always been 0, even before the algae bloom.
Fix what? That is truly the question.


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The truth is if there's algae there are nitrates and phosphates. They're reading 0 or close to it because they're bound in the algae. They are the algae's nutrients. No nitrates/phosphates=no algae. Maybe they were 0 before, and when they started to rise the algae grew so it appeared that they stayed 0.


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What ingy is asking, and me too, is that nothing changed on our parts. Something brought it on, we are just trying to isolate it.

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